From the album "Put Back Charlie"
Produced, recorded and mixed by Ed Tree, Treehouse Studio, San Gabriel CA
Mastered by Marc DeSisto, Luke's Room, Los Angeles CA
Aireene Espiritu - vocals, acoustic guitar
Ed Tree - National guitar
"… a rare breed of artist, a soul singer, a folk troubadour, a blues artist, a busk show princess, a skiffle tear-stained street singer with a heart as big as the history of the music that drives her. And in the final analysis, she is a storyteller without borders or cultural limitations…"
-Terry Roland, No Depression Magazine. Read more: http://www.nodepression.com/article/aireene-espiritu-and-roots-road
Aireene is a singer/songwriter based in Oakland, CA whose songs are 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, Aireene & The Rarities