FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA. 08/07/14- Sydney Ward, musically known as Sunny War will showcase songs from her upcoming non-acoustic debut album titled “Red, White & Blue”, set for release on Winter 2014. Band-mates Brian Rodriguez on the electric bass and Nino Mora on drums will join Sunny on this new musical journey, promising a special, unique night for audience and artist.

Sunny War is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and relocated to Los Angeles 13 years ago. She has received much attention from various notables for her music and has opened for Booker T Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Madeleine Peyroux, JJ Grey & Mofro, Mindy Smith, The Levon Helm Band, Eliza Gilkyson and Nagite Agindotan (Fela Kuti’s Africa 70) among others.

The concert is scheduled to starts at 8pm and will consist of two, 40 minute sets that will showcase Sunny playing songs as a power trio and some others as a solo, acoustic artist. It will combine her new band approach and the roots, soulfulness and power of her solo acoustic performances. The address of One Colorado is 24 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103 and the show is free, all ages, the seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Sunny War has recorded two solo acoustic EP’s and one acoustic album. In 2009 she released a 15 song acoustic album titled “Sheep”, it was released only through social media. In 2011 and 2013 she self-released digitally the EP’s “Acoustic Sessions I” and “Worthless” respectively.

With 23 years, 25 US cities played and an international touring career that began in 2013 by playing five shows in Colombia and five in Brazil, Sunny War started to think on her next musical challenge. The touring and travel experiences helped her mature and polish her unique sound. There was an evolution, she wanted to play as a band to open new grounds and possibilities for her music.

In late 2013 Sunny War recorded in Miami, Florida her first non-acoustic album titled “Red, White & Blue”. Brian Rodriguez, her bandmate for 8 years in the folk-punk duo “Anus Kings” is on bass. Javier Delgado plays the drums; Delgado is the drummer of Miami’s two times Grammy nominated band Locos Por Juana.

The album was produced by Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Marthin Chan and mixed by Sebastian Peyrecabe, 2013 Grammy Winner for Best Engineered Album. The full length will feature nine songs with band and six acoustic recordings (vocals/guitar).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2013-08-16 16.29.07

LOS ANGELES, CA. 06/16/14- Sydney Ward, musically known as Sunny War is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and moved to Los Angeles 13 years ago. She has received much attention from various notables for her music. She has opened for artist such as Booker T Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Madeleine Peyroux, JJ Grey & Mofro, Mindy Smith, The Levon Helm Band, Eliza Gilkyson and Nagite Agindotan (Fela Kuti’s Africa 70) among others.

The Cal. Plaza Grand Performances concert will be the second time both artist share the stage. In 2009 Sunny War was invited backstage to meet Kidjo before her show at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. After Sunny played couple of songs for Angelique, the four times Grammy nominee invited her to be the opening act of the night.

Angelique Kidjo has been called “Africa’s Premier Diva” by Time Magazine and the BBC included her in the list of the “50 Most Iconic Figures in Africa”. The Guardian listed her as one of the “Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World” and she was also the first woman to be listed on Forbes Magazine’s “40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa”.

Sunny War has recorded two solo acoustic EP’s and one acoustic album. In 2009 she released a 15 song acoustic album titled “Sheep”, it was released only through social media. In 2011 and 2013 she self-released digitally the EP’s “Acoustic Sessions I” and “Worthless” respectively.

With 23 years, 25 US cities played and an international touring career that began in 2013 by playing five shows in Colombia and five in Brazil, Sunny War started to think on her next musical challenge. The touring and travel experiences helped her mature and polish her unique sound. There was an evolution, she wanted to play as a band to open new grounds and possibilities for her music.

In late 2013 Sunny War recorded in Miami, Florida her first non-acoustic album titled “Red, White & Blue”. Brian Rodriguez, her bandmate for 8 years in the folk-punk duo “Anus Kings” is on bass. Javier Delgado plays the drums; Delgado is the drummer of Miami’s two times Grammy nominated band Locos Por Juana.

The album was produced by Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Marthin Chan and mixed by Sebastian Peyrecabe, 2013 Grammy Winner for Best Engineered Album. The full length will feature nine songs with band and six acoustic recordings (vocals/guitar). “Red, White & Blue” is set for release on summer/fall 2014.

Social Media:

http://www.facebook.com/sunnywar

http://www.sunnywar.com

http://www.twitter.com/sunnywar

http://www.reverbnation.com/sunnywar

http://www.myspace.com/sunnywarmusic

Sunny War – Discography

Posted: May 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Worthless, EP. (9 songs, Acoustic, 2013)

Acoustic Sessions I, EP. (7 songs, Acoustic, 2011)

Sheep LP. (Acoustic, 18 songs, 2009)

 

Pela primeira vez no Brasil, ao vivo no SESC Jazz & Blues Festival. Bauruu, Sorocaba, Rio Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Piracicaba. São Paulo, Brazil.

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SESC JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

“Mesmo ao passear pelos universos do blues, folk e punk, a americana de vinte e poucos anos natural de Nashville (EUA) não consegue fugir da influência da capital do country em suas canções. Seu som eclético mescla a predominância do baixo e do banjo e comprova a maturidade musical de Sunny War, artista precoce que aprendeu a tocar violão e começou a compor aos treze anos.”

“Apenas com sua voz e seu violão, a cantora de voz rouca, porém jovial, canta lamentos autobiográficos de uma vida dura e pobre, misturados à crítica social e à ira politizada de antigos blues de protesto pró-direitos civis.”

“…One of them is Sunny War, born Sydney Lyndella Ward, a street busker who expresses not only heavy thematics of social criticism, but she sings critically about the system and culture which many of the old-school blues fans are so happily part of. She is anti-establishment, and that includes the
blues music establishment, and that might be just a bit heavy for some of the stoic old crowd. She is personally shy and reserved, but unreserved with her radical politics and her brash, in-your-face expressiveness and strong artistry. This is not your grandma’s blues…”- The CountryBlues.com

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“…her right thumb plunks the bass part while her forefinger upstrokes notes and chords, leaving the other three fingers unused. A banjo technique, it’s also used by acoustic blues guitarists. Her fingers are long and strong – Robert Johnson hands – in jarring contrast to the waif they’re attached to. The walking bass line sounds like a hammer striking piano keys in perfect meter, while the fills are dynamic flurries – like cluster bombs. I haven’t heard a young guitarist this dexterous and ass-kicking in eons.” Michael Simmons- L.A Weekly

 
– Sesc Bauru Agosto 16. Com “Rod Piazza”, “Mitch Kashmar” & “Lynwood Slim
– Sesc Sorocaba Agosto 17
– SESC Rio Preto Agosto 22. Com “The Mannish Boys”
– SESC Ribeirão Preto Agosto 23.
– SESC Piracicaba Agosto 24. Com “The Mannish Boys”

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Posted: December 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sunny War announces performance at “Festival Centro” in Bogota, Colombia.

January 17th, 2013.

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

La guitarrista “Sunny War”, promesa del blues/folk/punk contemporáneo norteamericano,  se presenta por primeravez en Colombia el próximo 17 de Enero en el “Festival Centro”, realizado en la ciudad de Bogotá – Colombia. 

LOS ÁNGELES, CA. 07/12/2012. La guitarrista norteamericana de Blues/Folk/Punk, Sunny War, anuncia su primer concierto en Colombia en el “Festival Centro”, el próximo 17 de Enero de 2013, en la Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño (http://festivalcentro.org)

). Sydney Ward, conocida en el mundo artístico como Sunny War, es una afroamericana nacida en Nashville, Tennessee, que desde hace una década vive en Los Ángeles y a sus 22 años ha sido considerada por medios estadounidenses, como una de las grandes revelaciones y promesas del blues/folk/punk contemporáneo.

Sunny War ha tenido presentaciones en más de 30 ciudades de Estados Unidos, incluyendo tres visitas a Chicago, dos a Detroit, dos tours en la Costa Oeste desde Seattle a San Diego y 13 fechas en la Costa Este incluyendo los estados de Nueva York, Nueva Jersey, Massachusetts y Pennsylvania.

Durante estas giras compartió tarima con leyendas del Blues norteamericano como los ganadores del Grammy Booker T Jones, Keb’ Mo’ y The Levon Helm Band. También ha compartido tarima con Madeleine Peyroux, JJ Grey, Mindy Smith, Eliza Gilkyson y Nagite Agindotan (ahijado y músico del legendario artista de Afro-Beat nigeriano Fela Kuti).

En el 2011 Sunny War lanzó un EP de seis canciones llamado “Acoustic Sessions Vol.1” que se encuentra en las principales tiendas de música online. El primer sencillo de este trabajo se titula “Free Love” y próximamente se lanzará en Colombia un remix de esta canción producido por Palenke Soultribe, banda colombiana de electrónica  radicada en Los Ángeles.

Esta artista exclusiva de Gibson, es representada en los Estados Unidos por la prestigiosa agencia de Booking “Monterey International” de Chicago. En este momento la guitarrista se encuentra en negociaciones con un sello de Rock/Punk de la ciudad de Los Ángeles para la publicación de su próximo trabajo.

Apartes de artículos de prensa norteamericanos:

“Su pulgar derecho puntea la línea de bajo, mientras que su dedo índice toca las otras notas y acordes, dejando los otros tres dedos sin usar. Es una técnica utilizada en el Banjo, (instrumento popular en la música Country), también es un estilo utilizado por guitarristas de blues acústico de la vieja guardia. Sus dedos son largos y fuertes; tiene una agilidad en las manos como el rey del Delta Blues Robert Johnson, guitarrista norteamericano de principios del siglo 20.” L.A. Weekly. 

“El Blues tiene muchas facetas. A primera vista Sunny War, que reside en Los Ángeles, tiene pinta de punkera. Ella definitivamente impacta en todos los sentidos; como una joven mujer afroamericana, como artista y como activista social. Sunny War no es el típico Blues cliché”. – TheCountryBlues.com 

“La manera en la que toca la línea de bajo en la guitarra, parece que salieran de las teclas de un piano en perfecta sincronización, mientras que los arreglos son ráfagas dinámicas, como  Racimo de Bombas. No había escuchado a una joven guitarrista tan diestra y con tanto carácter en muchísimo tiempo”  L.A. Weekly.

 

Para entrevistas en persona y/o telefónicamente en la ciudad de Bogotá (15, 16 y 17 de Enero)  y/o Los Ángeles – California, comunicarse con Silvia Aragón de 180° Comunikciones S.A.S. 180gradoscomunikciones@gmail.com

Redes Sociales:

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Twitter: @sunnywar

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