Veena Cahlander

Veena Cahlander

BandPop

Veena's music is acoustic folk/rock with a jazz twist. Tradition meets the future has a converstaion at the crossroads and then goes back home again.

Biography

Veena had a dream as a teenager that she was playing guitar and singing. Soon after that dream she bought a $34 guitar and taught herself to play. At 15 she had to drop out of high school and work in a factory, but music called her on to school and she put herself through college and graduated with a degree in Music Ed.

Her road from there was far and winding. She hitchhiked across the country, singing for her supper, worked as a sound engineer for two casinos in Nevada and lived for a time in "The Live Music Capital," Austin, TX where she was a regular attraction at acoustic venues in and around the city, as well as a voice teacher in the public schools and at music stores. She then toured nationally and internationally from coffee houses in the US, to pubs in Ireland and even performing before huge audiences in places as far off as India.

Veena now lives on Maui and is embracing the Island feeling of Aloha. Inspired by the islands' color and beauty she is, along with her musical endeavors, creating intricate, hand woven crystal and dichroic glass jewelry. Veena is a member of the Lahaina Arts Society and can be found "under the Banyan Tree" on select weekends throughout the year. Veena is excited to share her art and hopes to bring joy to others through her art and the art of life.

Lyrics

Undercover Angel

Written By: Veena Cahlander

Undercover Angel

She leads a double life
She look like and ordinary girl
But beauty isn’t what the eyes see
It’s what the heart knows
She spreads a little beauty wherever she goes

Chorus:
She’s an Undercover Angel
You won’t ever see her fly
The little things give her away
You can see it in her smile, mmm
You can see it in her smile
She’s an Undercover Angel
Touched down for a while

In a crowd out on the street
A frail women recites her poems
She says savor the moment forever
Sip love like soup
Because time passes by way too soon

Chorus:
She’s an Undercover Angel
You won’t ever see her fly
The little things give her away
You can see it in her smile, mmm
You can see it in her smile
She’s an Undercover Angel
Touched down for a while

She’s the kind act of a stranger
A compassionate glance from a friend
She’s a warm wind blowing free
She’s the better part of me

Chorus

Discography

A New Set of Wheels