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“Haldenwang is a guitarist/singer/songwriter that will send you on a trip through time, all the way back to the sixties with his music then dragging you back to the present while picking up styles from every decade in between along the way. After being labeled a guitar prodigy and winning awards all over the country since the age of twelve, his band recently released a new EP that proves that this kid is the real deal and has the potential to shape a whole generation of guitarists to come.”

"I was just listening to the new Halden Vang tracks and I have officially been BLOWN away! Wow! His vocals are amazing, his guitar is off the freakin' chain, and the rest of the band are sheer perfection."

“Halden Vang is the power trio formed and led by, guitarst, singer/songwriter sensation, Jake Haldenwang. Jake is a groud breaking artist who delivers a scorchin' blend of modern and vintage rock & roll with soul, R&B, blues, pop and funk. An established veteran musician, now at age 18, Jake has already shared show billing with music greats, Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Kevn Kinney/Drivn' N Cryin', Steve Miller, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Trombone Shorty, Moreland & Arbuckle, Tommy Castro, The Holmes Brothers, Tom Hambridge, Web Wilder and he has also appeared as a guest guitarist with Umphreys McGee, Buddy Guy, Marshall Tucker, Chris Hicks, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Robin Rogers and Bryan Lee.”

“Haldenwang just makes this all look easy. Whether an old soul or a young upstart, his roll-out as a breakout guitarist at the tender age of 11 was remarkable. Haldenwang has stacked up awards, showcases, guest spots and more that continue to enhance his career with credibility and charisma. Foundational influences of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman, fortified by contemporary classics Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Jack White and Kings of Leon mixed up the groove pushing Haldenwang along a wider highway of notoriety. Of course a heady list of guest spots have kept him hopping and bopping. This star-studded list includes Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Kevn' Kinney/Drivin' N Cryin', Steve Miller, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop and so many more. Now at the Ripe old age of 18, Haldenwang is a seasoned veteran with a startling list of accomplishments to his credit plus an amazing rockin' future ahead of him.”

"Budding Rock Star Goes with the Flow" Tega Cay local musician Jake Haldenwang and his band Halden Vang are at it again, bringing soulful sounds with their latest album, "Halden Vang Live at the Southland Ballroom", released late last year. Haldenwang said the album has a lot of power and describes his music as having a "dark edge with a hopeful connotation." No doubt you've heard of the teenage front man and guitar prodigy whose breakout into the music industry was marked when he was just 13 when he was chosen to represent Charlotte at the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

““At 15 years old, guitarist/singer/songwriter Haldenwang is a refreshing twist, with skills, style and accomplishments that belie his age”.”

“Leon Russell pulled in the ticket buyers but I heard Saturday afternoon’s performer “Jake Haldenwang” stole the show. Keep an eye on that young man.”

““Rockin The Front Porch” “What Comes After a National Tour? For celebrated national tour act, “Jake Haldenwang”, it’s a driver’s license.”

"Haldenwang is a blues rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who delivers guitar solos, rhythms and vocals with an intensity that belies his youth".

““Jake Haldenwang picked up his first guitar at the ripe old age of 11, and has since burst onto the music scene as a star on the rise. By the age of 14, he had played with the likes of Buddy Guy, Walter Trout and the Marshall Tucker Band.” Carolina Chrome Magazine, Featured Artist~May 1, 2010 "”

““New Music Event Coming to 30 A in January” “In Music there’s no obstacle, to talented 14-year-old, heading an adult band, say’s 14-year-old, “Jake Haldenwang.””

"Jake Haldenwang, a 14-year-old blues whiz kid, takes the stage Saturday night with his band".

“YAF's Featured Performing Artist for August 2009~Jake Haldenwang ”

“In stopping in the Ground Zero Blues Club, I stumbled upon a youngster by the name of Jake Haldenwang, he is 14 years young and he is a guitar wizard, one of those god given gifts that come along so rarely.” Review-Gary Eckhart, Blue Monday Monthly, issue 63, August 2009 ”

Gary Eckhart - Blue Monday Monthly

"Blues phenom plays Brackins" How good is this kid? Put it this way, he was selected as the youth guitarist to represent the Carolinas at the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. He's shared the stage with Buddy Guy. He's opened for Webb Wilder. And played with a many top Blues Bands.

“Jake Haldenwang, “Young Guitar Wonder in Charlotte, NC” Jake has the feel and the moves. We see more kids influenced by SRV than anyone, and if I had to pick the "Golden Child" who was SRV in the last lifetime, I still couldn't narrow it down below five kids out there. Jake is in my five though. ”

“BLUES WUNDERKIND HEATING UP THE MUSIC SCENE “Young Haldenwang steps up honorably and credibly to the heir-apparent role of blues rock guitarist/composer/song writer/vocalist wunderkind, whiz kid, rising star or whatever title best denotes remarkable talent revealed at a tender age”.”

"A Boy Sings the Blues"

“TAP INTO THE POWERFUL SOURCES OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEK END!! “A just-turned teen talent, ably bringing together traditional and contemporary blues inspiration from influences likes Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King.” ”

“LOOK OUT MEMPHIS!! “Charlotte Well-Represented at 2009 International Blues Challenge” “13-year-old blues guitar marvel, chosen for the IBC to represent Charlotte” Feb, 2009”

“Jake Haldenwang & Hwy 61, Bring in the New Year at Charlotte “First Night” New Years Eve Celebration WBTV-CBS Affiliate Station, Televised Live Performance of Jake Haldenwang’s “Hwy 61 Blues” ”

WBTV-CBS - WBTV-CBS-Charlotte affitiate station

““TALENTED AND ACCOMPLISHED YOUTH” CN2 News, Special Thanksgiving Show “Laurabree Monday, Profiles a young music phenom from Tega Cay, Jake Haldenwang, who at just 13 is bringing the house down”! ”

Laurabree Monday-Director/Anchor - CN2 News

"Young ‘Smokin' Jake kicks off Blues Festival" Tega Cay teen is part of the opening for a new art exhibit. “Jake Haldenwang & the Highway 61 Blues Band, led by a 13-year-old blues phenomenon, Nicknamed, “Smokin' Jake Haldenwang.” The Tega Cay teen is already a seasoned music pro.”

"The Guitar Styling’s of Jake Haldenwang" Jay Taylor Morning Show Interview--Charlotte FM 94.3 & AM 1340

Jay Taylor Morning Show - WRHI-Radio

“25 REASONS TO LOVE SUMMERFEST (#9) I headed over to hear the Highway 61 Blues Band, featuring the impressive guitar skills of 13-year-old Jake Haldenwang. That kid can rock. As they played, "Secret Agent Man," I wondered if I'll ever be half as good as Jake.”

"12 year Old On Benefit Stage," " Tega Cay's Smokin' Jake Haldenwang will be a special guest at the Charlotte Blues Fest On Saturday." The 12 year old has been playing local events and for Charity and will be playing with Rusty Barkley at the Visulite Theatre.