My first official music video is out now!
Many thanks to Shena Van Sponsen for shooting and editing the video, my friends Michelle Ward, Ami Nashimoto, and Christian Giordano for running around Oakland with me, Ridgeway House occupants for opening up their home to a ruckus house concert, my lovely band for playing, and all of the amazing wonderful folks for coming to the show!
Whew, 2019 has been a busy year – a creative culmination of almost a decade of work, coming together to become one album – “Bridges” – set to release on September 14, 2019 at the Starry Plough! I’m excited to play a bill with some amazing Bay Area bands – Wayfairy, Heather Normandale, and Briget Boyle! There’s one more treat coming up before then to get you all pumped for the album, so keep your eyes peeled!
My newest single “House Upon a Hill” is out now on Bandcamp! In addition, my last single “Montagues and Catapults” got a very kind review from The Deli Magazine SF.
“Wang’s music feels like the soundtrack to a powerful moment and listening, watching, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed in the right kind of way.” – Michelle Kicherer, The Deli Magazine
The song is a true melding of widely varied influences, with simple folk melodies backed by a band and string quartet throughout. A mythological house upon a hill, a sort of fountain of youth, offers respite to all who come. As the song progresses, it becomes clear that it is not magic or other-wordly power which heals, but a community gathering to enjoy good food, music, and company. Check it out, and keep an eye out for details of the CD Release show September 14 at the Starry Plough!
A cascade of music and transformational sounds for your ears TOMORROW! Not only do I get to play my songs with my very talented friends and colleagues of the Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra (CAPO), I also get to accompany my fellow CAPOist Matt Montgomery (who also plays in the Ariel Wang band!) and two of my favorite bands, Yassou and Meernaa (who is also releasing an album!). I hope to see you there – buy tickets early for discount (and in case they sell out!).