Halden Vang
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Halden Vang

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Alternative




"Rock Hill Herald Catches up with "Halden Vang""

In spite of his obvious youth 19-year-old guitarist/singer/songwriter Jake Haldenwang is actually an old timer ‘round these parts. Based in nearby Tega Cay, Haldenwang’s career blasted out at the tender preteen age of 11. - Rock Hill Herald, Debbie Jet Jennings ~ Aug. 29, 2014

"Halden Vang: The Future of Rock ‘N’ Roll"

“Haldenwang is a guitarist/singer/songwriter that will send you on a trip through time, all the way back to the sixties with his music then dragging you back to the present while picking up styles from every decade in between along the way. After being labeled a guitar prodigy and winning awards all over the country since the age of twelve, his band recently released a new EP that proves that this kid is the real deal and has the potential to shape a whole generation of guitarists to come.” - Kevin Robins, Shutter 16 Magazine ~ Aug 20, 2014

"Jake Haldenwang of Halden Vang ~ Featured Artist in Guitar Center Guide"

This month’s feature artist, Jake Haldenwang, is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Haldenwang wrote his first song at age 14 and released his first studio album at age 15. At 16 he received the Queen City Music Award for “Rock Artist of the Year” and the same year his band “Halden Vang” was nominated for “Rock Band of the Year” - Guitar Center ~ May, 2014

"Halden Vang Keeps Real Rock Alive"

I was just listening to the new “Halden Vang” tracks and I have officially been BLOWN away! Wow! Jake Haldenwang, the guitarist, has officially gone from being the 15-year-old wunderkind to an 18-year-old man on a mission. His vocals are amazing, his guitar is off the freakin' chain, and the rest of the band is sheer perfection. - KUDZOO Radio Hour/Blog Talk Radio ~ Michael Buffalo Smith ~ Saturday, 22 March 2014

"Jake Haldenwang ~ Adopted by Fender Guitars, Ernie Ball & Guitar Center into “Brotherhood of Guitar”"

Jake Haldenwang ~ Adopted by Fender Guitars, Ernie Ball and Guitar Center into their exclusive “Brotherhood of The Guitar” founded and operated by famed rock photographer, Robert M Knight. BrotherhoodoftheGuitar.com “Born 1995 in Riverside Ca, Jake Haldenwang, is a naturally gifted guitarist, singer/song writer, who developed a deep passion for music through his father’s extensive CD & DVD collection of everything from original roots blues, soul, R&B, folk, modern & good ole’ vintage rock & roll”. - Brotherhood of The Guitar

"Blue Monday Monthly"

“In stopping in the Ground Zero Blues Club, I stumbled upon a youngster by the name of Jake Haldenwang, he is 14 years young and he is a guitar wizard, one of those god given gifts that come along so rarely.”
- Gary Eckhart Review- Blue Monday Monthly, issue 63, August 2009

"Blues phenom plays Brackins"

“They may card patrons at the door of Brackins Blues Bar in downtown Maryville tonight, but fortunately for those patrons, those age restrictions won't apply to the guy taking the stage. Otherwise, those in attendance wouldn't have the opportunity to see a true child prodigy -- 14-year-old blues player Jake Haldenwang, the guitarist for his own outfit, the “Hwy 61 Blues Band”.

- Steve Wildsmith, Maryville Daily Times, July 23, 2009

"Look out Memphis!"

“Charlotte Well-Represented at 2009 International Blues Challenge” “13-year-old blues guitar marvel, chosen for the IBC to represent Charlotte” - Amps 11 Magazine, Debbie Jet Jennings ~ Feb, 2009

"Tap into Powerful Forces over the Holiday Weekend"

“A just-turned teen talent, ably bringing together traditional and contemporary blues inspiration from influences likes Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King.” - Rock Hill Herald, Debby Jet Jennings ~ Feb 13, 2009

"Blues Wunderkind Heating Up Music Scene"

“Young Haldenwang steps up honorably and credibly to the heir-apparent role of blues rock guitarist/composer/song writer/vocalist wunderkind, whiz kid, rising star or whatever title best denotes remarkable talent revealed at a tender age”. - Rock Hill Herald, Debby Jet Jennings ~ May 15, 2009

"“Laurabree Monday, Profiles a young music phenom from Tega Cay,"

CN2 News, Thanksgiving Show Special “Talented and Accomplished Youth”
“Laurabree Monday, Profiles a young music phenom from Tega Cay, who at just 13 is bringing the house down”!

- Laurabree Monday, CN2 News Director/Anchor---Nov. 27, 2008

"The Guitar Styling’s of Jake Haldenwang"

The Guitar Styling’s of Jake Haldenwang
WRHI-Radio Jay Taylor Morning Show Interview-09/25/08

- Jay Taylor Morning Show---FM 94.3 &AM 1340

"25 Reasons to Love SummerFest"

“Highway 61 Blues Band, featuring the impressive guitar skills of 13-year-old Jake Haldenwang. That kid can rock. As they played, "Secret Agent Man," I wondered if I'll ever be half as good as Jake.”

- Enquirer Herald, Shannon Greene-Aug. 28, 2008


"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.



The stage chemistry of “Halden Vang” can only be described as intense, soulful and fiery, delivered with a style and flare that pushes the boundaries of music in this high powered rockin’ trio, led by guitarist singer/songwriter, Jake Haldenwang with Jordan Mattacchione on bass and Andrew Marcadis on drums/percussions. Being influenced by a diverse music landscape, Jake is a ground breaking artist who delivers a blend of modern, vintage and alternative rock & roll with soul, pop, R&B, funk and blues. Halden Vang's stock in trade is their undeniable stage presence, show stopping performances and unique musicianship, while delivering a signature sound inspired by many different genres and influential artists, such as; Foo Fighters, Black Crowes, Myles Kennedy, Black Keys, Paramore, Jack White, Steve Marriott, Clapton, Hendrix, David Coverdale, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Rory Gallagher, SRV, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Rival Sons, Little Big Town, Cage the Elephant, Stevie Wonder, Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, Albert Collins and Otis Redding. Upon receiving his 1st music nomination at age 16, Jake was awarded 2011 "Artist of the Year" by the Queen City Music Awards and his power trio, “Halden Vang” received a nomination for 2011 Rock Group of the Year, by the Charlotte Music Awards. At 2013 years end, Jake saw his 2nd music nomination and once again received the award for Queen City’s 2013 “Rock Artist of the Year”.

Having already established an impressive résumé, Jake has solidified himself and “Halden Vang” with notable show billing with music greats; Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Zach Myers, Drivin N’ Cryin, Steve Miller, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Moreland & Arbuckle, Trombone Shorty, Tommy Castro, The Holmes Brothers, Tom Hambridge and Webb Wilder. He has also appeared as a guest guitarist with Umphreys McGee, Buddy Guy, Marshall Tucker, Chris Hicks, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Robin Rogers and Bryan Lee. Halden Vang's performances include shows dates at many well known venues and festivals such as; Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Live Nation’s TWC Amphitheatre, House of Blues, The Fillmore, Sarasota Blues Fest, SXSW, Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest, The Neighborhood, Visulite and Knight Theatre, Amos' Southend, 'The Chop Shop, The Double Door, Southland Ballroom, BB Kings, The Orange Peel, Asheville Music Hall, Don Gibson Theatre, 12th & Porter, The Rutledge, 3rd & Lindsley, Ground Zero and Webster Hall. In addition to performing as a power trio, Jake is also an accomplished acoustic musician, who also performs as a solo acoustic artist, as well as being a multi-instrumentalist, playing both the bass guitar and drums. At age 15, Jake attended the 2011 Winter NAMM Show by artist invitation from Fender Guitars and he is also a proud member of famed rock photographer, Robert M Knight’s, “Brotherhood of the Guitar”.

Starting his music career from the moment he picked up a guitar, Jake began performing live shows at age 12 and by age 13 he was recognized as a prodigy guitarist chosen to represent Charlotte NC at International Blues Challenge, Youth Showcase. By age 15, he released his first studio CD “Tell the Truth”. And now slated for a 2014 release, Halden Vang’s “How About Now” EP, mastered by Gene Paul, son of the legendary guitarist/inventor Les Paul, features six of Jake’s new original songs. Halden Vang is packed with a fresh, authentic, contemporary sound with astounding live stage performances, whose compass is poised to guide them to the top.

Jan 10, 2014 ~ Jake Haldenwang, awarded 2013 “Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 14, 2013 ~ Jake Haldenwang, nominated for “Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Sept. 12, 2012 ~ Jake Haldenwang, nominated for “Carolina's Got Talent” Showcase
Dec 10, 2011 ~ Jake Haldenwang awarded 2011 “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 12, 2011 ~ Jake Haldenwang ,nominated for "Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
July 5, 2011 ~ “Halden Vang” Nominated "Rock Group of the Year” Charlotte Music Awards
Oct. 2009 ~ Jake Haldenwang 2nd Place Finalist - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society - IBC Competition.
Oct.2008 ~ Jake Haldenwang, chosen to represent Charlotte NC at the 2009 IBC.

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