Aireene & the Rarities
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:45pm - 1:35pm
Faith Petric Stage - Auditorium

Aireene is a singer/songwriter based in Oakland, CA, playing mostly original songs accompanied by latin/african rhythms, folk, bluegrass pickings and inspirations from gospel music - a mix of stompin', swayin', and timeless Americana.

She was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States at 10 years old, growing up in the third culture: the old country, the new country and a blend of both worlds. Mainly influenced by listening to Alan Lomax's field recordings from the South, and growing up listening to her uncles' Filipino folk guitar fingerpicking. Her music music is reminiscent of front porch storytelling, of ghosts and the living, times of laughter and tears.

Aireene & The Rarities was formed in February 2014 after recording Aireene's upcoming album Put Back Charlie for Summer 2014 release. The Rarities are Paul Olguin on bass, and Brian Judd on mandolin/guitar. Joining them when not working on their own projects are Ed Tree on guitar, Tom Corbett on mandolin, plus occasional special guest Rarities.