Lamp Light Music Festival

We played Lamplight Festival years ago when it was just starting out and the energy is right- think with creativity with  positivism. Don’t just come for Wooden Rings, these bands are all are great!
The idea for Lamp Light was born in a warm living room in Eastown in 2012. After six years of nurturing, learning, and growing, we have collectively decided that it is time for Lamp Light’s next chapter. We are brimming with excitement as we welcome you to join us for the seventh year of Lamp Light, with this year’s main stage at the historic Wealthy Theatre. The decision for the festival to transition out of residential homes and into a public space came after many conversations surrounding the festival’s sustainability and goals to be inclusive of more communities.
We are working hard to have a release ready for you!
Music by: Sugar Candy Mountain • Ryley Walker + Bill MacKay • Cabildo • Dos Santos • Bong Wish • Last Gasp Collective • Wooden Rings • Yolonda Lavender • Turtledoves • Meadow Maker • Hoom • Van Rios • Madelyn Grant • Dave Kevin Adam (DKA) • Wisp • Los Gold Fires • Saltbreaker • Seth Beck • Sofie Jane• Maddie Jackson • Breathe Owl Breathe • And more!    
Lamp Light Music Festival 2018 – Teaser

Chicago Songwriters Alliance at Cafe Mustache

Tuesday Oct 16 9pm Chicago Songwriters Alliance at Cafe Mustache in Logan Square It’s not everyday that songwriters get to sit down in a cozy café and listen to one another’s work. I am prepared to share and be honest with listeners about the lyrics and emotions behind the music I write. The conversation after the song has settled is often the most rewarding and revealing on both sides. I appreciate the Chicago Songwriters Alliance for making these moments possible and look forward to the other writer’s thoughts and music as well. Join us. John Gargiulo, Sara Leginsky, Chris Rawlins, Ramah Jihan Malebranche and Christopher DeArcangelis. https://www.facebook.com/events/321684161929193/

Wooden Rings plays Birthday Show at DC Torium

Chip Ahoy it’s my BIRTHDAY SHOW! Wooden Rings is playing some new tunes and at the DIY space DC Torium on October 13th. Wooden Rings intricate energies interlock with the Chaos in Creation. There is something unique and special lurking under the surface of the Roalde Dahls. Clarence wants to dance, he just doesn’t know to what. But we all want to dance with you! D.C. Torium 3026 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647 Saturday, October 13 at 8 PM – 11:59 PM

Solo at Transistor

Ramah here: I’m back from a trip to Haiti where I revitalized my soul. I trip brought back a song I wrote in Haitian Creole that partially tells my immigration story. I want to tell that story at Transistor tonight during a solo set. So come out and we can get some ice cream afterwards.
Transistor//6:45-9:00pm// 5224 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102, United States
You see I watched the Godfather 1-3 before a while back and really began to miss my large, wild, family on both sides and the drama, love, and support I get from them. I’ll post some pics when I after I get some work done.

Dinner with Wooden Rings

If you have ever had dinner at Uncommon Ground, you know you’re in for a treat. This is a farm to table restaurant in Edgewater with the only certified organic rooftop farm in the country. One of my favorite parts about this spot is the listening room. Uncommon Ground has a reputation for providing a quality platform for singer-songwriters, jazz musicians, and all sorts of genre bending projects leaning on the softer side.

We want to invite you, your family, and your friends to come have dinner with us at Uncommon Ground on Devon later this month, June 22nd from 8:00pm-10pm. We have some new music for you and some newer takes our favorite tunes. For those that haven’t seen Wooden Rings since before our year long hiatus, we have a couple new members and are stripping back down to our essence – just with some happier songs.

$15 – CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT IN THE MUSIC ROOM

As an appetizer, Danny Kulasik will be opening the show with some wild, mind-opening guitar ideas. Mán Cub, will then take the stage and sing his heart-out. We will also have some “cool” Wooden Rings TShirts.

Note You have to Reserve Your Table at Uncommon Ground in advance. If you love us, just do it now. If you don’t yet know us, don’t wait, because they do fill up.

Wooden Rings Open for Aidan Knight

We are honored to open for this great songwriter in a great sounding room. Just can’t wait to pair up for this. Please come out and enjoy your spring and spring break with us! AIDAN KNIGHT Wooden Rings, The Regular WEDNESDAY, APR. 20TH Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm This event is 21 and over Tickets $10.00 – $12.00 https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1082653?_ga=1.129402244.988200621.1460927269 Aidan Knight- https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=BLBXPaNSZpw Wooden Rings- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L1VXiuQbrA Beat Kitchen 2100 West Belmont 60618 Chicago, IL, US www.beatkitchen.com/

New Belgium Brewery: Lost In The Woods – Chicago

Join us this February in celebrating the release of two beloved sour beer vintages: La Folie, the award-winning sour brown ale that launched New Belgium’s wood beer program back in 1997, and Transatlantique Kriek, a wood-aged sour cherry ale brewed in collaboration with Belgium’s Oud Beersel. New Belgium’s Sour Beer program is one of the first and the largest in the United States. La Folie initially rolled out in 1997 with a gold medal at GABF and has since been an anchor for our Sour Beer Program. Every year, Eric Salazar, our Wood Cellar Manager, and Lauren Salazar, our Sour Beer Blender, coordinate a blending of various foeders to make a 100% sour brown ale. Each Year is different, ages well, and will leave you puckering for more. Tickets: CLICK HERE When From: Feb 6, 2016, 05:00 PM To: Feb 6, 2016, 08:00 PM Where Studio Monarchy at 656 W Hubbard St, Chicago, Illinois United States

Grandbar Whiskey Lounge

Hand Practices and our pals in Wooden Rings will be representing Chicago at GrandBar on Friday, October 2nd at probably sometime around 8:00pm in a rock and roll show featuring touring bands from each coast. In one corner, from San Francisco, weighing in at 475 lbs, EagleWolfSnake and in the other, from NYC, at a combined weight of 625 lbs, Wake the Sun. This show may or may not be sponsored by Jameson. We don’t know. That might mean there will be drink specials, but if not, Grandbar’s drink prices are as reasonable as their event calendar is mysterious- but hey, that’s rock and roll, right? But bring money because it’ll cost something, and if that something is not a single digit number, I will eat my hat. Going out on a limb, I’d say $7.00 for the east, west, and third coast entertainment. Pretty good deal woodenringsmusic.com

Feed Culture & Arts Center, Kankakee

 

Wooden Rings will be performing with the very nimble jug/folk band, Bones Jugs N Harmony at Feed Arts & Cultural Center in Kankakee, IL on Friday, August 21st at 8:00pm.

Bones Jugs N Harmony is like Frank Zappa un in some Spike Jones, spiced with Looney Tunes playing Nintendo. It’s a ragtime-jugband-calypso-shake-up from Urbana, IL. Wackadoodles.

Openning we have the Kinder Sister. You can hear their vocal amazingness at thekindredsisters.com Kindred+(12+of+21)  

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Feed Arts & Cultural Center 259 S Schuyler Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901 (815) 496-0278
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Feed Arts & Cultural Center, a not-for-profit 501 (c)3 organization, provides an environment for visual and performing artists of all levels and ages to pursue their work and to broaden their knowledge of the role of art in contemporary society. The mission of Feed is to encourage and nurture emerging and established artists and to increase the appreciation and understanding of the arts within the Kankakeeland communities through classes, workshops, outreach, exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and other cultural events. It is our ultimate hope that Feed can provide a space where people from various backgrounds and worldviews can come together to find common ground and a vision of friendship, solidarity, and empowerment in the community.

   

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Wooden Rings, Honey Watts, Wild Orphan

We are very excited to play a show with the very talented Honey Watts, a very soulful outfit from Philly. Think Americana and ambient folk dripping with honey.

The other voice for the evening, Wild Orphan, is a poet wielding rich imagery in beautiful lyrical puzzles. Taste one that resonates with our long-upcoming EPs, Heliocentric I & II.

“When darkness

takes

what the light’s

produced

the sun

still outshines

the moon

Yes, the sun

still outshines

the

moon.”-Wild Orphan

See you on Sunday 12 July 2015 from 7:00pm-10:00pm It’s $8:00 and you want to RSVP by phone at 773.465.9801

Uncommon Ground on Devon 1401 W. Devon Ave. 60660 Chicago, IL, US 773-465-9801 http://www.uncommonground.com

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Wooden Rings, Localvores, Sam Trump, Chas at Redline Tap

We have a heck of a showcase for you all! I love making showcases like this where we find 4 original voices forwarded by people of color.

Thursday, June 25th from 8:00pm-12:00am at Redline Tap. Tickets are $5 in advance at redlinetap.com, $7 at the door Wooden Rings will be performing songs off the upcoming EPs Heliocentric I & II along while sharing a bill with some pretty great Chicago acts. -10:00pm Chas brings a fine blend between sultry soul and rock. Her backing band and her smokey voice will start the night off just right. -8:00pm Sam Trump is a Chicago favorite and plays trumpet in the dope outfit, Sidewalk Chalk. His beautiful voice, tight arrangements, and soulful harmony brings a laid-back love to the show. -9:00pm And finally The Localvores, armed with fierce original songwriting, excellent guitar playing, and a tight rhythm section. -11:00pm …Of course that could all just be speculation because all of these artist are versatile, imaginative, and keep your ears perked and satiated. photograph by Maren Celest

Wooden Rings & Deer Tracks at DCTORIUM

Supporting DIY spaces, places of experimentation and innovation, is important to us. To us, after all, Wooden Rings as a project is a DIY space that exists simply without the brick and mortar. So come enjoy both spaces.

Canceled. But stay tuned for the next one.

Wooden Rings & Deer Tracks wadwadwad.bandcamp.com dctop40.bandcamp.com At DCTORIUM, located at 3026 W. Armitage On Saturday, May 30th at 8:30pm. $5 Suggested Donation to support the space

At Quenchers

Friends, This will be the first show for Wooden Rings with a quartet. Come listen to brand new songs and new explorations into what is means to experience spring in Chicago. Acoustic Guitar and Vocals: Ramah Jihan Malebranche Electric Guitar: Peter Paul Burger V a.k.a P5 Drums: Jonathan Chiu a.k.a Chewy Bass: Noah Silver-Mathews Much love, WR Thank you Phantom Note Doors: 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm 21+ $5 Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/835545 11pm MAN CALLED NOON https://www.facebook.com/pages/Man-Called-Noon/226487839584 GOOSE CORP https://www.facebook.com/GooseCorp 10pm WOODEN RINGS https://www.facebook.com/woodenringsmusic 9pm

Wooden Rings & Josefina

Wooden Rings and Josefina Asconape (joined by Jim Tuerk) will be performing intimate solo sets on March 6th at Uncommon Ground at 3800 North Clark St. Music Starts at from 9:00pm and Wooden Rings plays at 10:00pm.. This is the perfect place to hear some new songs, eat a great meal, and drink the darkness away. Make Sure the reserve a table with Uncommon Ground! They do go fast and you don’t want to be standing with your drink like at the last show. #wrheliocentric 11042963_10101136401055171_5004042438593152660_n

09/08/14 – Webster’s Wine Bar – Jonny Drake, Wooden Rings | Webster\’s

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Jonny Drake, Wooden Rings | Webster's
When
Monday, September 8, 2014
8:00pm - 21+
Where
Webster's Wine Bar (map)
2601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
Chicago, IL, USA
Other Info
Acoustic. Intimate. Tipsy.

JONNY DRAKE (Jon Drake & The Shakes)
Jonny's unique banjo and acoustic focused neo-folk sound recalls that of Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Grandaddy, Kurt Vile, and at times The National. Simple and dark, analog and tape driven, the new material is hypnotic and addictive. Drake will be joined by Ann Marie Meyers and Christine Chung Kenny on vocals as well as Daniel Villarreal (Jaime Rojo, Brother George, Amy Saraiya & The Outcome) on cajon.

"[Drake's] fist single, "Lies For No One", shows off the strengths of simplicity in its ability to get into your head and stay there." -Midwest Action

https://jonnydrake.bandcamp.com/

WOODEN RINGS
[Wooden Rings] approaches the genre of acoustic chamber pop with a magazine of powerful songs that keep you listening. Songwriter Ramah D. Jihan Malebranche will be performing solo, with a great deal of new material to share.

“Wooden Rings, an eclectic and ambitious ensemble from Chicago, have managed to encapsulate a sound so uniquely diverse, it quickly finds roots in the hearts of any honest music fan. Although their sound is self-described as “acoustic chamber pop,” the amount of honesty and emotion expelled through their music creates such a direct connection to the listener that it’s as if their songs were being written just for you.”-Old Town School of Folk Music

http://woodenringsmusic.com/

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Jonny Drake, Wooden Rings | Webster’s Wine Bar

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WEBSTER’S | Monday, Sept 8th 2014 FREE | 8:00PM | All Ages

I am wonderfully excited to share some great new songs and a night with this interesting fellow. I will be performing a ton of new solo work, so come have some wine and olives! JONNY DRAKE (Jon Drake & The Shakes) Jonny’s unique banjo and acoustic focused neo-folk sound recalls that of Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Grandaddy, Kurt Vile, and at times The National. Simple and dark, analog and tape driven, the new material is hypnotic and addictive. Drake will be joined by Ann Marie Meyers and Christine Chung Kenny on vocals as well as Daniel Villarreal (Jaime Rojo, Brother George, Amy Saraiya & The Outcome) on cajon. “[Drake’s] fist single, “Lies For No One”, shows off the strengths of simplicity in its ability to get into your head and stay there.” -Midwest Action https://jonnydrake.bandcamp.com/