Jake Haldenwang "Halden Vang Trio"
Halden Vang Trio delivers Jake's brand of “Scorchin’ Rock Blues” in a fresh new style with a stage presence that is uniquely all his own. His soulful electrifying performances guarantees to thrill any crowd. Halden Vang is a must see act who is Bringing Rock Blues to a New Audience in a Big Way.Share
Jake Haldenwang is a contemporary guitarist, singer/songwriter sensation. He delivers electrifying performances with amazing searing guitar solos and intense soulful vocals that belies his youth and are rarely witnessed in someone so young. Jake began playing guitar at age 11, was performing live by age 12 and by age 13 he was leading his own band ensemble. In February 2009, he represented Charlotte NC at International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis TN and he has been mesmerizing audiences with his performances at hundreds of club, theater and festival dates throughout the South Eastern United States ever since.
Already a veteran musician front man, at age 16, Jake has shared show billing with; Warren Haynes, Greg Allman, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Kevn Kinney & Drivin N’ Cryin, Steve Miller, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Moreland & Arbuckle, Tommy Castro and Trombone Shorty. Jake has also appeared as a guest guitarist with Umphrey’s McGee, Buddy Guy, Marshall Tucker, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Robin Rogers, Bryan Lee, WSNB, Mississippi Morris, Dave Fields, Mac Arnold and opened for Webb Wilder and Tom Hambridge, in Nashville TN. By age 14 he had written thirteen original songs to include; “Tell the Truth”, written in collaboration with Producer, Gary Vincent, of Morgan Freeman’s, Ground Zero Music Company. “Tell The Truth” became the title track of Jake’s first studio CD, which was self produced and released in March 2010, before his 15th birthday.
Jake and his band ensemble have performed shows at many notable music venues, to include; Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Sarasota Blues Fest, Live Nation’s Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre BBQ & Blues, Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest, The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Neighborhood Theatre & Visulite Theatre, Double Door Inn-Charlotte NC, Southland Ballroom & Napper Tandy’s-Raleigh NC, Orange Peel, The Garage Biltmore, The One Stop, Ashvegas Blues Fest-Asheville NC, Maggie Valley Fall Rally, Jillian’s Club-Columbia-SC, Burgundy Blues Jazz Club-Anderson SC., Brackins Blues Club-Maryville TN, 3rd & Lindsley-Nashville TN, Funky Blues Shack, the Paradise Grill-Florida. Ground Zero, BB Kings, Rum Boogie Café, Club 152, Memphis TN and Webster Hall-NYC.
Halden Vang Trio is the electrifying power group led by guitarist /singer/songwriter, Jake Haldenwang, with Tyler Broom on bass and Brock Whitfield on drums/percussion's. Halden Vang is setting the music world on fire fusing a blend of rock, blues and funk for an original sound that can only be described as intense, soulful and fiery. In July 2011 Halden Vang Trio was nominated for "Rock Band of the Year" by the Charlotte Music Awards and Jake Haldenwang was awarded the title of "Male Rock Artist of the Year" by Queen City Awards in Dec 2011. Halden Vang's stock in trade is their mesmerizing performances and unmatched musicianship. Cut in the mold of iconic bands such as Phish, Rival Son's, Government Mule and Black Country Communion. Their broad range of influences include; Joe Bonamassa, Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Alter Bridge, Umphrey’s McGee, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cream, Derek Trucks, John Mayer, Albert Collins and Robert Johnson. Halden Vang is a must see act that delivers Jake’s brand of “scorchin’ rock, funk & blues in an original fresh new style with an undeniable stage presence that is uniquely all his own. His astounding performances and rising popularity, has established him as a sought after artist, whose star continues to grow and shine brightly.
NOTE WORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Dec 10, 2011 Jake Haldenwang Awarded with “Male Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 12, 2011 Jake Haldenwang Nominated as “Male Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards.
Aug 6, 2011 “Rock Band of the Year” Nomination Showcase ~ River City Bar & Grill, Mooresville NC
July 5, 2011 “Jake Halden Vang Trio” Nominated for a CMA “Rock Band of the Year” Charlotte Music Awards
Oct. 2009 2nd Place Finalist - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Band Competition.
Oct. 2008 Artist chosen to represent Charlotte, NC at the 2009 International Blues Challenge-Memphis, TN
NOTE WORTHY BOOKING APPEARANCES:
Oct 8, 2011 Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest -Kure Beach, NC. 2nd year Re-Booking (Opening act for Jimmie Vaughan) http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/seafoodbluesandjazzfestival.asp
Sept 17 2011 Maggie Valley Fall Rally ~ Carolina Harley Davidson Dealer Assoc, Maggie Valley Festival
Sept 10, 2011 Live Nation ~Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater, BBQ & Blues ~ Charlotte NC (Event Headliners ~ Buddy Guy & Jimmie Vaughan) http://www.charlottebbqandblues.com/event/halden-vang/
June 4, 2011 J3 Guitar Maggeddon Tour ~ The Sylvia Theater, York, SC
May 14, 2011 J3 Guitar Maggeddon Tour ~ The Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte NC
Apr 15, 2011 Come See Me Festival ~ “Moonlight Jazz & Blues”
"Tell The Truth" Full length LP, released in March 2010. Five songs are in regular rotation on WSGE-91.7 FM Charlotte Radio and are receiving play on many Internet Radio stations.
"Halden Vang" Live at the Southland Ballroom. Live Full Length recorded LP-Cd. Released Oct. 2011.
"Halden Vang" performs shows of 45 minutes to 3 hrs in duration.
HALDEN VANG ORIGINAL SONGS:
All One Way
The Other Side
Sever the Ties
Tell the Truth
One of These Days
Get Away From Here
Open the Curtain
It's Gonna Rain Hard
HALDEN VANG COVER MATERIAL
Remedy – Black Crowes
Angels Son – Sevendust
Pride 'N' Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Statesboro Blues – Allman Bros
Seagull–Joe Bonamassa (Paul Rogers)
Hangman's Jury – Aerosmith
The Killing Floor – Howlin' Wolf
Just Got Paid – ZZ Top
Story of a Quarryman – Joe Bonamassa
House of Blues – Gales Brothers
Gravity – John Mayer
American Women – The Guess Who
Jumpin' Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Boothill – Stevie Ray Vaughn
Good Day for the Blues – Storyville
Red House – Jimi Hendrix
She Talks To Angels – Black Crowes
Going Down – Jeff Beck
Dallas – Johnny Winter
Stop – Joe Bonamassa
Ain't No Sunshine – Bil