Thu, May 16 7:00 pm
A singer, a songwriter, a musician, an activist, Arielle is a believer, a seer, an engineer, an innovator. She’s a natural born talent with a proficiency for mind-bending musicianship, on par with the world’s finest. Whether it’s a sustained single note or an extended instrumental passage, whether it’s drenched in blues, ascending the mountaintops of rock or exploring the great wide open, her music makes you feel something. With soul-baring lyrics and melodies that burrow in your brain, she effortlessly emotes refrains with a four-octave range. It resonates, it reverberates, it nourishes the great escape. Born in New Jersey, and raised in California and Hawaii, Arielle's musical journey began at the age of 5 when she joined the Peninsula Girls Chorus of California. It was a magical moment only equaled when she got her first guitar at the age of ten. It was as if she had found her soul mate. She found herself at ease with the way music could speak. A child prodigy, though she didn’t relate to its perceived vanity, only to its life-affirming musicality, she attained a degree from Musician’s Institute in L.A. and continued her education at London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Discovered in 2010 by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, known for his work with Extreme and Rihanna, she signed with an indie record label. In the years that followed, she made a name for herself touring throughout North America and the UK, opening and playing with Heart, Joan Jett, Graham Nash, Country Joe McDonald, Joe Bonamassa, Guns N’ Roses, members of Deep Purple, Billy Ray Cyrus, Eric Johnson, Gregg Allman, and Cee Lo Green, which included a main stage slot at Coachella.