Haldenwang, 15, to play in Landrum

Published 3:23 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blues rock guitarist Jake Haldenwang will play at the Celtic Tavern in Landrum on Friday, August 13 at 9 p.m.

Haldenwang is a blues rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who delivers guitar solos, rhythms and vocals with an intensity that belies his youth. Haldenwang began playing guitar at age 11, was performing live at age 12 and by age 13, he was a seasoned stage performer and leading his own band ensemble.

Haldenwang has performed at more than 100 club and festival dates. At age 13, he was selected to represent North Carolinas CBS at the February 25, 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. Haldenwang has also had the privilege to perform with some of musics top recording artists and legendary bluesmen including Buddy Guy, Bryan Lee, Walter Trout, The Marshall Tucker Band, Tommy Castro, Blind Mississippi Morris,&bsp; Bob Margolins All Star Band, Robin & Tony Rogers, Dave Fields, Mac Arnold and he has opened for Webb Wilder and Tom Hambridge in Nashville, Tenn.

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Additionally, Haldenwang has written 13 original songs, including a co-written song collaboration with Gary Vincent, producer and president of Morgan Freemans Ground Zero Blues Club Music.

The Jake Haldenwang ensemble is fueled by the vocals and guitar leads of Jake Haldenwang, along with the backing vocals of singer/guitarist/harp player John Haldenwang. Together they blend traditional, contemporary and original rock blues balanced by bass player Erick Ellison and Jeff Patterson on drums.

Haldenwang has performed at many venues and festivals, including The Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival, The Sarasota Blues Festival, Ashvegas Blues Fest, First Night 2009 Charlottes New Years Festival, BB Kings, Rum Boogie Caf, Club 152, Morgan Freemans Ground Zero Club in Memphis, Tenn., and Webster Hall in NYC, N.Y.

Haldenwang has also been featured on Charlotte Fox Radio, WRFX 99.7 FM-Rick Ballews Smokin Bluz, WRHI 94.3 FM, WSGE-91.7 FM., Charlotte NBC affiliate WBTV News, and CN2 TV News of Rock Hill SC.