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Hailing from Charlotte NC, “Halden Vang” is a power trio formed and led by guitarist singer/songwriter, Jake Haldenwang. The stage chemistry of Halden Vang’s performances can only be described as intense, soulful and fiery delivered with a style and flare that pushes the boundaries of music. Jake is a ground breaking artist who delivers a blend of modern, vintage and alternative rock & roll with soul, pop, funk, R&B and blues. Being influenced by a diverse music landscape, Jake’s stock in trade is his undeniable stage presence and unique musicianship who has cultivated 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.

Jake received his 1st music nomination & was awarded 2011 "Artist of the Year" by the Queen City Music Awards and his power trio, “Halden Vang” received a CMA nomination for 2011 Rock Group of the Year, by the Charlotte Music Awards. At years end 2013, Jake saw his 2nd music nomination and once again received the award for Queen City’s “Rock Artist of the Year”, 2013. Jake has appeared as a guest guitarist with Umphreys McGee, Buddy Guy, Marshall Tucker, Chris Hicks, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Robin Rogers and Bryan Lee. 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, Drivin N’ Cryin, Steve Miller, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Moreland & Arbuckle, Trombone Shorty, Tommy Castro, The Holmes Brothers, Tom Hambridge and Webb Wilder. Halden Vang's performances include show dates at many established clubs, theaters and festivals to include; Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Live Nation’s TWC Amphitheatre, The Fillmore, Sarasota Blues Fest, Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest, Neighborhood & Visulite Theatre, 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 3 piece 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”.

Jake’s music career started from the moment he picked up a guitar, 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 being slated for a Spring 2014 release, Halden Vang’s “How About Now” EP, mastered by Gene Paul, son of the legendary guitarist/inventor Les Paul, will feature six of Jake’s new original songs. Halden Vang is packed with a fresh, authentic contemporary sound and astounding live stage performances, whose compass is poised to guide them to the top.

On-Line Press Kit: http://smarturl.it/haldenvang-epk-doc
Contact Email: JakeHaldenwangMusic@Live.com

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:
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 & selected by public vote 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 as Rock “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
July 5, 2011 “Halden Vang” Nominated for a CMA Rock “Group of the Year” Charlotte Music Awards
Oct. 2009 2nd Place Finalist - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society - IBC Competition.
Oct. 2008 Artist chosen to represent Charlotte, NC at the 2009 IBC Youth Showcase-Memphis, TN

GUEST PERFORMANCES
Halton Theater - Charlotte NC ~ Special guest performer with Buddy Guy
Neighborhood Theater - Charlotte, NC ~ Guest performer with Marshall Tucker
3rd & Lindsley - Nashville TN ~ Opening act for Webb Wilder and Tom Hambridge
Midtown Sundries - Chrlt NC ~ Guest Guitarist with BMA Award Winners Tommy Castro & Robin Rogers
The Orange Peel - Asheville NC ~ Guest performer with Umphreys McGee
The Fillmore-Charlotte NC ~ Guest performer with Umphreys McGee
Mad River Grill ~ Low Country Blues Fest, Wilmington NC ~ Guest Guitarist with Bryan Lee
NC Music Factory - Charlotte NC ~ Guest Guitarist with Drivin N’ Cryin

NOTE WORTHY VENUE & BOOKING APPEARANCES
July 27, 2013 Live Nation "Fillmore" Charlotte, NC
June 15, 2013 Blumenthal Performance Arts Center, “Knight Theater” Charlotte, NC
Oct 13, 2012 Don Gibson Theater, Opening for The Holmes Brothers
Oct 8, 2011 Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest -Kure Beach, NC. (Opening for Jimmie Vaughan)
Sept 16-17 ‘11 Maggie Valley Fall Rally ~ Carolina Harley Davidson Dealer Assoc, Maggie Valley Festival
Sept 10, 2011 Live Nation ~Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, BBQ & Blues ~ Charlotte NC (Event Headliners ~ Buddy Guy & Jimmie Vaughan)
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 ~ Headliner “Moonlight Jazz & Blues” Rock Hill, SC
Dec 10, 2010 Warren Haynes Annual Christmas Jam ~ Asheville NC. (Event Show Billing with Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Umphrey’s McGee, Steve Miller, Drivin N’ Cryin)

On-Line EPK:http://smarturl.it/haldenvang-epk-doc
JakeHaldenwangMusic@Live.com

Halden Vang   Jake Haldenwang, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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