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 Irish 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. The creative work of songwriting and performance has become a lifetime spiritual practice for him. His lyrics are often introspective and explore themes of longing, transformation and human connection, taking the listener on a cantankerous 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 with his band and has played Carpinteria's Avocado Festival for seven years. Performances by Beau are high-energy, emotionally-charged experiences that nod to the traditional ballad, express a gritty sense of determination and the heartfelt rendering of Beau’s unique storytelling through his vigorously raspy and unconventional vocal style.
Beau has independently released three full length albums: "Violet of the Pacific" (2014), followed up by "The Amor Fati of Crazy Cloud" (2019), and most recently “seeing I god”, released on vinyl, CD and streaming in April, 2023.
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