16 Jan Aimée Ringle
Aimée Ringle is a musician, teacher and storyteller based in Port Townsend, Washington. Her work as a song-leader has woven her into an ever widening community of cultural shifters around the country in the realms of sustainable agriculture, alternative education, community living, personal and interpersonal healing, creative expression and spiritual exploration – all of which are reflected in the songs that she carries.
As a song-leader, multi-instrumentalist and rabble rouser, Aimée has been an integral part of the Singing Alive gatherings (www.singingalive.org) for the past 7 years and continues to teach at a growing number of kindred gatherings around the country. She has led and co-led singing workshops and concerts with renown song-leader and song-writer, Laurence Cole for many years. Aimée continues to cover more territory and book her calendar with more workshops and festivals as community singing continues to grow in power and popularity. Since she moved across the country from Iowa in 2009, Aimée has studied storytelling and bardic practices with renown mythsinger and mentor, Daniel Deardorff and traveled to England in 2012 to study with mythologist and rites of passage leader Martin Shaw. She has hosted a monthly storytelling event in Port Townsend with a loyal and growing following for the past 3 years and the further afield she goes, the more the old stories have grown like vines around her work at festivals and gatherings. She is blessed to be a part of this amazing movement of music and myth and looks forward to every chance to teach, learn and spread songs and stories worth remembering and sharing! For more information, visit www.aimeeringlemusic.com
She and her partner, Aimée Kelley (known collectively as the Aimées…of course) have just released their first studio album together entitled “Golden Thread” in the fall of 2016. Their follow-up EP will be blooming in the spring. Have a listen over at https://theaimees.bandcamp.com/album/golden-thread.