On WLUW 88.7 FM Tonight!

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a cloud, that says the name of the radio station we will be broadcasting from ton at 7pm! Tune in! Share

Nice Things To Say

The Examiner had some nice this to say about our music recently: October 2, 2013 Wooden Rings is so much more than the typical chamber pop ensemble, and their unique approach to arranging has quickly attracted the local media. ‘Finding Me’ left us breathlessly searching for answers. That and other introspective tracks from 2012’s self-titled debut inspired interviews on WXRT’s Local Anesthetic, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight and WBEZ’s Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia. Part of the allure is the lyrics — “Well worn, engraved, familiar but strange, the rings we wore everyday…” it’s that ability they have to take the everyday object and turn it into something tangible and communicative, that is memorable. It’s the translucent beauty of acoustic strings that introduce so many of their soulful ballads as well as the collection of instruments that blend and deepen the theme: xylophone to reed, nylon string to electric bass. We’re whipped through a myriad of emotions when vocalist /songwriter Ramah D. Jihan Malebranche sings the chilling refrain in ‘When I Knew.’ With four tracks on their current EP, which was recorded at Electrical Audio here in Chicago and will be released this month at Old Town School of Folk Music, Wooden Rings is eager to share more of their bounty. WHO: Wooden Rings WHAT: EP Release WHERE: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. WHEN: Thursday October 24, 8 PM, $15 Share

Lamplight Festival-Grand Rapids MI

We are very honored perform at the 2nd annual Lamp Light Music Festival! Continuing with tradition, this is a “House Show Music Festival” featuring music performances, workshops, visual art, and food in five different houses in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Music begins on the Friday night of November 1st, and continues throughout the weekend, dovetailing on Novemeber3rd. If you live near Grand Rapids and plan to share this warm weekend with us, please check out our music before hand so you get a feeling for what we do. Can’t wait to wee you there! Share

Fearless Radio

We’ll be on fearless on Oct22. So listen in!


Wooden Rings on CHIRP Radio!

Starting Monday, tune your internet radio dial to CHIRP – Chicago Independent Radio Project to hear a little bit of our new EP, “Twisted & Tangled” – they’ll be putting it in regular rotation, so be sure to listen in! We love what they do! What a great place to hear some great tunes that might be tough for any mere mortal to find.

“Twisted & Tangled” EP Release Party at Old Town School

Friends, this is going to be a wonderful show!!!

Wooden Rings will be performing all of the songs off of our new audience funded EP Twisted & Tangled, as heard on The Morning Shift hosted by Toni Sarabia on WBEZ. People are calling these songs some of our most powerful, mature work to date. We will be selling the EP for $6 and include merchandise packages, with buttons, shirts, and small posters so be sure to bring a little extra to take it home with you. Old town is a wonderful venue with great sound, comfortable spaces, and professional staff. The have a nice bar- this is definitely a date night.
“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
Twisted & Tangled EP Release Show: Acts: Wooden Rings, We/Or/Me, Andrew Malo Location: Old Town School of Folk Music [Szold Hall] 4545 N. Lincoln, Chicago IL. 60614 Date: October 24, 2013 Time: 8:00pm Tickets: $15.00 Advanced Ticket Purchase: From Old Town School Of Folk Music or Evenetbright

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Hungry Brain with Bone & Bell

Wooden Rings is very excited to perform with the beautiful Heather Smith of the beloved group, Bone & Bell. Come chill back with us. We will perform a new song and break down the details for our EP Release show in Oct.   Share

Dear Portland

Wow, what a great city and show. The hiking, the people, and trees, and the music…Portland is alive. Thank you all so much for the extreme enthusiasm, support, and love you shared with us. Hope to see you all again soon. Ramah Share

Wooden Rings in Portland, OR

Yeah that’s right! Wooden Rings is heading to Portland, OR later this month to do some wedding stuff and sing to all the fine folks out west. If you are in Portland and know us or want to know us come and bring a date. We will be a trio though, heads up. Share this with your Portland friends is you are lucky enough to have any. Thanks, Ramah of Wooden Rings Share

Lamp CD Release with Wooden Rings

PHANTOM NOTE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS!! Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Doors: 9:00pm Show: 10:00pm 21+ $5 Ticket Link: http://www.yourticketstand.net/tickets/1044 LAMP (RELEASE SHOW!!) http://www.Facebook.com/lampband BASTARDGEIST http://www.bastardgeist.bandcamp.com/ WOODEN RINGS http://woodenrings.bandcamp.com/ Show up early at 8pm to catch Party Room, a night of improv comedy with: The High Ceilings https://www.facebook.com/TheHighCeilings Share

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wooden Rings will perform at Circle A Cafe, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, June 14th at 8pm. We are very interested to see what Milwaukee has to say about these songs that we hold so dear. This will be the quartet’s first road trip. Share

WBEZ 91.5 FM: The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia

Chicago’s Wooden Rings are gearing up for a new release this summer. The band’s 2012 self-titled debut received some lofty praise, locally. The four-piece is sometimes described as a chamber quartet, though a more rustic, sometimes folky sound seems to shine through more often than anything else. That rusticism, married with confessional lyrics, makes for melancholy songs drenched in the eternal longing for one’s better days. The band features Ramah Jihan (nylon-string guitar, lead vocals, songwriter), Justin Rodig (supporting vocal, clarinet, banjo, bells), Brett Bakshis (electric bass) and Marissa Deitz (cello). Wooden Rings stop The Morning Shift by for a preview of their forthcoming record, Twisted & Tangled, and chat a little bit about their music. The rustic confessional of Wooden Rings by WBEZ’s Morning Shift is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Wooden Rings just played The Morning Shift today and Tony Sarabia was so easy to talk to. Thanks to Tony and to all the crew for listening. It’s such an amazing complex at Navy Pier. Take a listen: https://soundcloud.com/morningshiftwbez/wooden-rings-plays-songs-from

Uncommon Ground on Clark

Come join Deanna Devore and Wooden Rings at Uncommon Ground on Clark street for a wonderful night of acoustic music. Bring a date to wine and dine. CDs, T-Shirts, buttons, and download cards will be available for purchase and we will be playing selection from the EP we are in the process of mixing, Twisted & Tangled. Hope to see you there, Ramah of Wooden Rings Share

Wooden Rings now on Instagram

Thanks to the lovely McKenzie Emily Chinn, we are now smiling ear-to-ear on Instagram. Voila: instagram.com/woodenringsmusic Share

Four More Days For Our Kickstarter

Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 7.58.17 AM Four more days for our Kickstarter fundraising campaign…help us out by pre-purchasing our new EP to be, Twisted and Tangled. Follow the link below==> Share

Halfway through our month and we have met our goal!

We send our sincerest appreciation and eternal “thanks” to all of you that have taken the time and shared your bread to invest in this project. Though we have met our goal we’d still like for you to share the Kickstarter with your friends and families in case any of them want to share in this work, from it’s foundation, as well. Last night’s practice sealed the deal- this record is going to be something else. And to all of you that have pledged, I hope you are very excited about your winnings. With this sort of luck you all should try your hand at the stock market. Warmly, Ramah, Brett, Justin, Marissa and our families. Share

Wise Fools Pub with Jaggery and Josh Lava

We are planning a nice relaxing evening. The first band at 7pm and we are on at 8:30pm. Share

Kickstarter: Halfway there!

Friends, Wooden Rings is just over halfway to our goal of $1250 to create our new EP, Twisted & Tangled. If you haven’t already, take a look at what we’ve put together and consider contributing. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241744393/wooden-rings-twisted-and-tangled-ep Share

Kickstarter for “Twisted & Tangled” EP by Wooden Rings


Dear Friends, We have begun a Kickstarter campaign to help materialize a collection of 4 songs that we plan to have ready to release in May. This collection will be known as the Twisted & Tangled EP. This is some of our most vigorous work! We hope to make a recording that captures what we hear when we play together as a responsive, connected unit rather than the piece-by-piece approach we took when recording our first record, Wooden Rings 2012. If you like what we do, our musical ideas, lyrics, choices to do our own thing with everything we are, please consider giving. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241744393/wooden-rings-twisted-and-tangled-ep Thanks in advance, Warmly, Ramah, Justin, Marissa, and Brett and all our families Share

Webster’s Wine Bar With Khari Lemuel

The wine is excellent, the food is choice, and the atmosphere is intoxicating. Come out for the music and stay cause you’re comfy. Get there early, it’s a small room. Khari Lemuel will alaso grace us with his soulful voice and constructions so sensitive, they must be made of honey. Share