Aireene Espiritu visits KALX Live! on April 5th with host Bison Run.

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.

Aireene Espiritu

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 lyrics celebrate human beings being human, stories from ghosts and the living, and identities of cultures within cultures.

Backed by her tenor ukulele and guitar, both a 1950s Martin, Aireene’s performances draw influences from the deep, earthy, heart-felt voicings of some of her favorite singers such as Odetta, Etta James, and Nina Simone.

After her performance she will sit down for an interview where Bison Run will surely ask her about her upcoming 2014 release.

Find out more about Aireene by visiting http://www.aireeneespiritu.com/

Tune in at 9pm to 90.7 FM in the Bay Area or stream the show from anywhere in the world thru kalx.berkeley.edu

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