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 Share

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 Share

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 Share

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 Share

Wooden Rings + Leah Shoshanna & Khari Lemuel

Wooden Rings will be opening up for Leah Shoshanah with Khari Lemuel at Uncommon Ground on Devon on Friday, February 6at 8:00pm – 10:00pm $10 Uncommon Ground 1401 West Devon Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60613 Music for your soul. Singer and songwriter, Leah Shoshanah, has teamed up with iconic singers and composers, Khari Lemuel and Ramah Malebrache, to hunt truth with music. Beautiful cello and guitar accompaniment, harmonies and powerful singing are the vehicle for a journey through stories and song. The evening will begin with a short set of solo work by Ramah Malebranche of “Wooden Rings”, followed by Leah’s solo music, as well as new collaborations with both Khari and Ramah. This is an event not to be missed! About the artists: Leah Shoshanah is a mystic, a storyteller, a visionary and an artist to the core. She brings her eclectic experiences to music as a composer and singer. She has been playing her original music for several years throughout Chicago and beyond. Often combining the sacred and the silly, she is a unique voice in the singer-songwriter world. www.leahshoshanah.com Khari Lemuel is an icon in the Chicago music scene. His voice and songs have brought him to venues around the world. A classically trained cellist, Khari brings instrumental accompaniment, back-up vocals and mastery to Leah’s compositions and poetry. Ramah David Jihan Malebranche is a master musician who composes acoustic chamber music for his band, Wooden Rings. His songs resonate with lyrical depth, tenderness, and unparalleled honesty. Check out his work at www.woodenringsmusic.com. Seating is limited, RSVP by calling 773-465-9801. Share

“Lucky” Fortune

The astrological bodies have align for this one!!! Now, I’m am one of the least mystical people out there. Mysticism is actually a big turn off that I have to be carefull not the let flare up when meeting new people. But the crew and I were sitting in the kitchen at the recording studio, about to record this wonderful song, “Lucky,” when I pulled this prophesy out of my yummy fortune cookie. We all just stopped moving and stared for a second and the started screaming. We then nailed it in the studio. Can’t wait to share. Share

New Tones

Just want to share that I am finally getting the sound I want out of my Godin A6. This slimline acoustic electric comes to life with the right steel strings and a wound 3rd. Share

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/ Share

Wooden Rings Quartet Plays Final Show

Final show 1 That’s right. Wooden Rings will be performing for the last time as a quartet. The group will be celebrating the past three years of wonderful collaboration, communal exploration, and intimacy with a concert at Chicago’s beloved Webster Wine Bar on Monday, April 14th 2014 From 9pm to Midnight. It’s FREE with your wonderful wine and or dinner. Help us make the evening special we have bandleader Will Phalen, singer-songwriter Ty Maxon, and Morgan Foster of Common Shiner. This would be the time to show your support by sharing the evening with us. If you don’t have the CDs, T-shirts, donwload cards or button and want them, now is the time my friends. Warmest regards, Ramah of Wooden Rings http://woodenrings.bandcamp.com http://willphalen.com/ http://tymaxon.bandcamp.com/ http://websterwinebar.com/ Share