© 2019 by Aireene Espiritu Music.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Five Buddhas On The Road Series, $20 plus tax/shipping.

Six greeting cards from your favorite Five Buddhas On The Road series.

2016 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Witch for a Night (Sugar Pie DeSanto)

Little Village Foundation All Stars: Eric Spaulding (sax), Christopher Lund Andersen (guitar), 

D'Mar (drums), Vance Ehlers (bass), Lisa Leuschner Andersen (backup vocals), Jim Pugh (keys).  

Video courtesy of Chime Interactive

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Stompin', swayin', timeless Americana
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Aireene is a singer/songwriter 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.

 

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Aireene Espiritu is a singer/songwriter 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 is reminiscent of front porch storytelling, of ghosts and the living, times of laughter and tears. She tours solo as well as with her band as Aireene & The Itch

 

Her fifth album, Back Where I Belong (2016), pays tribute to the great rhythm and blues artist Sugar Pie DeSanto along with favorite American and Filipino folk songs produced produced by Little Village Foundation, a non-profit label founded by venerable blues keyboardist Jim Pugh. The album has received positive recognition and reviews from KQED's The California Report, San Francisco Chronicle, Living Blues and No Depression magazines. 4.5 out of 5 stars review All About Jazz.

                                 

A Color-Coded Symphony is her latest project which premiered at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum in 2017. This performance piece is a musical experience connecting the audience’s ethnic origins to rhythms of the world and whose aim is to nurture curiosity and openness towards other cultures through music.