Wooden Rings is a singer-songwriter project out of Chicago. Ramah D Jihan Malebranche, the only permanent member curates a revolving door of members and contributors in pursuit of a transition from an entirely acoustic, chamber focus to a larger, amplified format.
Ramah D Jihan Malebranche began writing music for the Wooden Rings project in the summer of 2010 after a difficult divorce. He was met with warmth at open mics and small clubs in Chicago. Soon a quartet emerged of nylon string guitar, clarinet, bells, cello, glockenspiel, and electric bass.
The release of the self-titled disc in 2012 attracted notable press from local radio stations stations, national music blogs and built a responsive fan-base of sensitive listeners in Chicago. Twisted & Tangled, the follow-up EP, was recorded at Electrical Audio and garnered press and performances from institutions like WBEZ, WLUW, WXRT, and the Old Town School of Folk Music.
The newest iteration of Wooden Rings is Ramah performing steel-sting accompanied by electric guitar, drums bass, trombone, saxophone and oboe. Look forward to two Eps Heliocentric I & II in 2016.