The Vale: Record Release
Thursday, February 13, 2014
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL, USA 60660
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.
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.
This week and last, Wooden Rings has been modulating carrier signals spilling over Mannhattan on the 91.1WFMU show Shrunken Planet.
>>Link to 93WXRT interview page >>Link to the Free interview download 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. Featured Songs Wooden Rings – To Let You Go Wooden Rings – The Crash Wooden Rings – Bated Breath Wooden Rings – The Long Way WXRT showing some love for the record Wooden Rings. “There’s a feeling of light footsteps on a forest floor to the sound of Wooden Rings‘ eponymous debut. Kind of like the purpose of getting thru these woods is to do so as quietly as possible. I don’t hear it so much as an attempt to avoid disturbing the forest and it’s plants and creatures but in an effort to more closely be at one with the surroundings. Deep, huh? Yeah, I can fool ya sometimes but I love the gentleness of this record as much as I’m taken with it’s heart and soul. Can’t quite commit to saying it’ll be an Anesthetic Best Of for 2012 but it won’t be to far out of the running. Ramah Jihan is the principal songwriter, vocalist and guitarist in Wooden Rings (with one track composed by multi-instrumentalist Justin Rodig) but this is a full band effort. No electric guitar/bass/drum outfit here, though. Nylon string guitar, cello, banjo, bells, clarinet, and electric bass all blend nicely to create that walk-softly-in-the-forest sound. No other band I know of in Chicago sounds quite like Wooden Rings and that alone should intrigue you to tune in for music and conversation with Ramah Jihan of Wooden Rings on this week’s Local Anesthetic, Sunday night at 7:30, here on XRT.”- Richard Milne