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.
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.
Thanks in advance,
Ramah, Justin, Marissa, and Brett and all our families
A big “thank you” to Dan Finnen and Derek Cox at Distract Chicago for shooting this charming video all in one night. Fellow makers, these guys are very professional, a breeze to work with, and fantastically creative.
See you guys at the Winter Show at Fitzgerald’s this Thursday 12.14.2012
We love it!
I’d like to announce this as our final show of the year 2012 and our only show on the books until Brett and Justin’s babies are delivered. It has been a fantastic year for us playing this touching music. Please come and bring a friend to share the night. We will be giving buttons away and maybe some downloads. All good stuff.
Ramah Jihan Malebranche will be performing Wooden Rings material at Bonesbare on Friday 10.19 at 7pm and Saturday 10.20 at 8pm.
Bring enough to purchase the album for $10 or a download card for $4.
My friends at Core Project always puts on a great show!
Friday, October 19 @ 8pm
Saturday, October 20 @ 8pm
Sunday, October 21 @ 7pm
At: Fasseas Whitebox at The Drucker Center
1535 N. Dayton St., Chicago, Illinois 60622
Core Project Chicago presents Bonesbare 6, an evening of new and repertory contemporary dance, video, and mixed media works. Eight unique dance-based, interdisciplinary performances by Core Project artists and collaborators will be presented including Artistic Director Erin Rehberg’s “Stuff in the Air”, a powerful quartet highlighting the company’s signature aerial physicality, Associate Artistic Director Carrie Gant’s “Broken Radios”, a gritty solo combining dance and film, and culminating with Core Project Chicago’s “The Dust”, a multi-media exploration of contemporary myth and belief. Additionally, Renegade Dance Architects of Chicago will be performing site specific work prior to each performance, and Ramah Malebranche of Wooden Rings will be performing live music prior to and during intermission of the Friday and Saturday performances.
Featuring the work of:
Megan Beseth | Mat Elder | Matthew Frazier-Smith | Carrie Gant | Jasmine Serena Greer | Ramah Jihan Malebranche of Wooden Rings | Spencer Lambright | Dustyn Martincich | Jessica Melville Goodin | Erin Rehberg | Renegade Dance Architects of Chicago | Erin Sansone
$15 general admission cash at door
Pre-purchase tickets: http://www.fanfueled.com/Venue/Details/509-fasseas-whitebox-theater
Combine the sensibilities, energy and angst of pop music with traditionally ‘classical’ instruments and musical techniques in contemporary settings, and you have it: Chamber pop rocks! Its sound and thoughtful lyrics wrap around us and bring us to unfamiliar but captivating places. We are excited to be able to present to you two of Chicago’s finest Chamber Pop groups, each with very-different approaches: the Wooden Rings and Renegade Lightning Rebellion. Please explore their work below and SPREAD THE WORD!
Come make make your own Wooden Rings poster!
Using materials that we purchased with our CAAP grant, we will be providing templates, surfaces, and implements for you to make your own Wooden Rings posters. Bring some wine to this clandestine secret spot in the heart of Evanston and let us play our gripping music for you. When you are done get you hands dirty and take home a poster of your own design. All that we ask is that you allow us to take a photo or scan of your design for our online poster wall. Don’t worry if it’s wonky, it won’t have your name on it (but love it, cause it’s yours).
Because seating is limited, reservations are recommended.
Email us to let us know you’re coming at: email@example.com
Open seats will be offered to walk-ins 10 minutess prior to the first set.
Web Extra: Profile of Local Band
Wooden Rings to perform at Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Lindsay Prossnitz | September 7, 2012 12:45 pm
Local band Wooden Rings is performing this weekend at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. This four-member ensemble is starting to make waves with their unique, eclectic sound that was recently showcased on XRT’s Local Anesthetic show. The band is comprised of Ramah Jihan on vocals and lead guitar, Justin Rodig on supporting vocals, clarinet, banjo and bells, Brett Bakshis on electric bass and Marissa Deitz on cello. Watch a sneak preview of the band’s performances and listen to the members talk about getting their music off the ground, including securing grant money from the Community Arts Assistance Program.
Thank you Lindsay and WTTW for your article and for profiling our project so well.
In case you missed it, this is an informative interview with Wooden Strings’ guitarist/vocalist and principal songwriter Ramah Jihan about the inspiration for the band’s debut, securing grant money to record and the band’s unusual instrumentation.
The Local Anesthetic playlist for Sunday 8.12.12 with special guests, Wooden Rings.
Wooden Rings – To Let You Go
Wooden Rings – The Crash
Wooden Rings – Bated Breath
Wooden Rings – The Long Way