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: 11pm MAN CALLED NOON GOOSE CORP 10pm WOODEN RINGS 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. 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 Seating is limited, RSVP by calling 773-465-9801. Share

Sunflung: A New English Word

Submitted for your approval and use… Sunflung adjective \ˈsən flən\: the state of being elated by summer sunlight, knowing that in a few months you will be starved of it. #wrheliocentric 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

Warm Between The Speakers

The recordings are underway with the core group of players. It feels so nice to be warm between the speakers at a recording studio again. This is my domain! 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

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“Sunrise”-Single 2016 Share

Ramah Writes the Songs


Pete 5


Websters Wine Bar


With Angel Olsen

Like Minds

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Seasons Change

It feels like Wooden Rings is in a chrysalis along with a couple tombones, an oboe, a drum kit and waves of distortion. I’m really excited to share this vision with the world #wrheliocentric Share

Jonny Drake, Wooden Rings | Webster’s Wine Bar


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 Share

Last Three Shirts

We have only 3 shirts left after the free-for-all after the last show. 1 Large Female Green 1 Small Female Green 1 Medium Male Light Blue First ones to respond with FB messages to Ramah get them half-off. 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 Share

The Vale Record Release at Uncommon Ground on Devon

Vale Record Release Wooden Rings will be clearing the snow off of our set in support of the record release of some dear friends of ours the have some sophisticated and simple, passionate and restrained, haunting acoustic music. This is some wonderful dream stuff so come out and make the room a little warmer with us. Learn yourself here: Share

Nathan Staley


Chillfest in West Town

After a fantastic EP Release concert at an amazing space at Old Town School of Folk Music, we will be bring our music to Wicker Park’s own MGO Fashion Boutique, where we will play selection from the new EP Twisted & Tangled as well as a new song on Ukulele! Come listen while explore Wicker Park’s nooks and crannies and pick up an EP to take home.


MGO Fashion Boutique 1754 W Division (between Hermitage Ave & Wood St) Chicago, IL 60622 Neighborhood: Wicker Park


Saturday, November 16th Time: 1:00pm Price: Gratis

Free Music

Win music from Wooden Rings and We/Or/Me!

Purchase Your Ticket Today for the Wooden Rings EP release show and be entered to win FREE music! One “Grand Prize” winner will receive the new “Twisted & Tangled” EP, along with Wooden Rings’ self-titled debut album, a commemorative show poster, AND a copy of “The Walking Hour” by We/Or/Me. Two other winners will receive a copy of the new “Twisted & Tangled” EP. Tickets and more information are available online at Share