Beau James Wilding is a solo artist from the south-central coast of California with a wide range of influences, including punk, blues, jazz and traditional music. He has been playing guitar and writing songs since the age of fifteen. His intense emotional relationship with sound and music was deepened after a disease left him “legally blind” at the age of eighteen. Beau sees the creative work of songwriting and performance as a lifetime spiritual practice. His lyrics are often introspective and explore themes of transformation and personal growth, taking the listener on a journey of emotional problem solving through the sometimes strange, sometimes dark and dreamy landscape that is our one precious life.
Beau performs regularly in the Santa Barbara area and has played Carpinteria's own Avocado Festival for five years. Performances by Beau are often high-energy, emotionally charged experiences that encompass tones of gritty folk, garage rock, and the storytelling of an impassioned ballad.
Beau has independently released two full length albums available for streaming, download or mail order: "Violet of the Pacific" was released in 2014, followed up by "The Amor Fati of Crazy Cloud" in 2019. Beau is currently working on finalizing a third full-length album due to be released on vinyl in late 2022 or early 2023, preceded by a series of singles over the summer of 2022.
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