Bio

Priscilla Ahn (born Priscilla Natalie Hartranft in Fort Stewart, Georgia, USA in 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. To date, her albums include A Good Day (2008), When You Grow Up (2011), and This Is Where We Are (2014). Now Los Angeles-based, Ahn joined the Fall 2008 Hotel Café Tour, and subsequently toured with Meiko, Erin McCarley, Laura Jansen, and Ingrid Michaelson. In live performance she plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, and kazoo. Although atypical instruments, her talented use of the harmonica and kazoo add a beautiful quality to her songs She - like many other performers - will occasionally use a loop pedal to record and play background vocals in real time. Even being the only artist on stage, Ahn is able to bring a richly layered and complex sound to her shows. Before the Hotel Café Tour Ahn toured with artist such as Joshua Radin, Meiko, and Cary Brothers. Her music has also been featured on The Tonight Show, Grey's Anatomy, Knight Rider, Men in Trees, The Late Late Show, and the movie Disturbia. Influences - Ani DiFranco, Pink Floyd, Jack Kerouac, Neil Young, Syd Barrett, Jeff Buckley, the color yellow, Radiohead, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Ayrton Senna, Pinback, The Kinks, Sparklehorse, Juana Molina, love lost-love found. Singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn embarked upon a career the old-fashioned way: she packed her belongings in a car--"two guitars, clothes, and some other junk I really didn't need to bring"--and left her Pennsylvania home for L.A. That she found steady gigs, a supportive circle of fellow artists and a record deal in a relatively short period of time--give or take several months of bad waitressing jobs--will come as no surprise after a single listen to "Dream," the lilting opening track of A Good Day, her full-length debut on Blue Note Records. Ahn artfully balances youthful whimsy and grown-up sophistication, playing guitar and singing in a warm, welcoming, and stunningly self-assured voice. See current news, music releases and tour information at Ahn's website: www.priscillaahn.com

Reviews

Priscilla Ahn – This Is Where We Are | mxdwn.com Reviews

Tweet Lullabies for Grown-Ups Priscilla Ahn's last US release, 2011's When You Grow Up, is a dreamily somber album about, well, growing up. Her latest offering, the equally ethereal This Is Where We Are, is about finally getting there, mastering love and being mastered by it. Ahn's songs have become a little sadder, in other words, but that also makes them more beautiful in a way. The result is an album of grown-up lullabies that ease the mind and hush the heart... Read More »

Priscilla Ahn - When You Grow Up (from popmatters)

What is perhaps most remarkable about this sophomore full length from Priscilla Ahn is the artist's ability to craft contemporary confessional songs that are honest without being abrasive; gentle yet capable of achieving maximum emotional impact. A large part of growing up is arriving at a comfortable level of self-honesty, and this becomes one of the album's thematic centers... Read More »

Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day (from Altsounds)

She had a dream that she could fly. With a voice of an angel, she certainly conjures up images of a floating beauty. The dreamy princess takes acoustic folk to another level, and achieved it the old fashioned way. Priscilla Ahn put her dreams on the table, took a good look, then hit the road. Her position with the Jazz label Blue Note just shows how far she has come in her six years of musical essence. With a few features on television she has come out strong with a great debut album... Read More »

Priscilla Ahn - Folk-tinged pop with siren charms (from NME)

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Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day (from Paste Magazine)

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Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day - Blue Note (from Filter Magazine)

Priscilla Ahn's vocals settle upon the ears with the grace of a morning light coming through your blinds. Halfway into the soothing "Lullaby," as she sings, "Just rest your head and go to bed, your time will come to fly," it's easy to consider sleeping in. At her young age, Ahn appears to be a late-riser herself, but the precision apparent on A Good Day, her debut full-length, paints her more like a polished veteran... Read More »

Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day (from Pop Matters)

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A Good Day - Priscilla Ahn

Priscilla Ahn comes from the same singer/songwriter circle that spun off Sara Bareilles and Cary Brothers, having cut her teeth in a dizzying array of L.A. venues before wooing Blue Note Records with her gently confident vocals and fretwork. Like the material of many L.A.-based musicians, Ahn's songs often brim with sunshine poppy sparkle, but her East Coast heritage lends some rootsy depth to this debut... Read More »

Review of Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day (from Pop Matters)

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News

LOOK: Casual and Comfy at Home w/ Gap Styld.by and SZA

jeans and her own, worn-to-perfection, soft tee. Ray Lego's photos really captured SZA's lay-low look, perfect for these summer days. SZA's music, too, is a great fit for any season. Tracks, like "Child's Play," from her latest rwcord, Z, are full of low-key, fluttery tones. SZA's genre may be familiar, but her music is entirely innovative, dripping with sensual coos, deep beats, and onomatopoeias so satisfying to the ear. Be sure to keep up with Gap's Styld.by series and for more looks, check out our collaborations with RAC and <span>Priscilla Ahn</span>. LOOK: Casual and Comfy at Home w/ Gap Styld.by and SZA Read More »

LOOK: Ready For The Weekend w/ Gap Styld.by And RAC

beats and melody that flows easily. You can find the collaboration with MNDR and Bloc Party's Kele on RAC's debut album, Strangers. RAC is appearing at some festivals through the summer and fall, tour dates below: RAC festival dates July 27 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party August 1-3 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza Music Festival September 6 - St. Louis, MO - Loufest October 3 - Sacramento, CA - TBD Festival 24-26 - Las Vegas, NV - Life Is Beautiful Festival Check out more from <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> and SZA and keep a lookout for more of Gap's Styld.by series! LOOK: Ready For The Weekend w/ Gap Styld.by And RAC Read More »

LOOK: Casual and Classy In Los Angeles w/ Gap Styld.by and Priscilla Ahn

of fun exploring different parts of Los Angeles and New York for our Gap Styld.by series. The gist? We hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles. For this one, we're once again hanging out with our friend <span>Priscilla Ahn</span>. The gorgeous songstress had some fun in L.A.'s Pan Pacific Park, walking over grass and rocks barefoot in a lovely pink-stripe rugby flare dress. Photographer Emily Shur captured the playful moments before Ahn added a pair of navy heels for a perfect day-to-night outfit fit for the city. She added a touch of glamour with a bold watch and delicate bracelet to round off the look. For a more casual occasion, <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> donned a pair of sun-kissed striped shorts with a light, flowing shirt. She kept things relaxed with her hair down and minimal accessories, just picking up her statement guitar. It was breezy and simple, the way we have always enjoyed Ahn's music. Hope you've enjoyed Gap's Styld.by series and checked out all the other great outfits we've featured before! Ahn's wonderful new record, This Is Where We Are, is out now. Watch the combination of ethereal and urban in the songstresses's beautiful video for "Home," below. LOOK: Casual and Classy In Los Angeles w/ Gap Styld.by and <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> Read More »

LOOK: Exploring Echo Park w/ Gap Styld.by and Priscilla Ahn Discusses Her Style Evolution

We're excited to bring you the latest installment in our Gap Styld.by series, where we hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles. This time, we're hanging out again with the lovely <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> in Echo Park. Shot by Emily Shur, Priscilla showed off her tomboy side in a pair of white boyfriend jeans that are perfect for those breezy summer days in LA. Top it all off with a crisp chambray shirt and metallic oxford shoes and you're ready to go! Above, check out our adventures with Priscilla in video form, as the songstress discusses the evolution of her style and some of her favorite looks. For more Gap Styld.by looks, check out our collaborations with RAC and SZA. LOOK: Exploring Echo Park w/ Gap Styld.by and <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> Discusses Her Style Evolution Read More »

LOOK: Casual City Wanderings w/ Gap Styld.by and SZA

awesome new look for you today! For you newcomers, the gist: We hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles. For this one, the beautiful soul singer Solana Rowe (SZA) joins us once again to show off around Manhattan. Photographed in the streets of New York by Ray Lego, SZA roams comfortably in her mix-cable sweater top paired with relaxed, distressed boyfriend jeans. For more of Gap's Styld.by looks, check out the collaborations we've done with RAC and <span>Priscilla Ahn</span>! LOOK: Casual City Wanderings w/ Gap Styld.by and SZA Read More »

LOOK: A Day By The Lake w/ Gap Styld.By And Priscilla Ahn

Another month, another round of summer looks in our Styld.by series with Gap! The gist? We hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles. This time we're bringing you another lovely outfit with our good friend <span>Priscilla Ahn</span>! Shot in Echo Park by Emily Shur, Priscilla kept cool in the hot LA weather by pairing Gap's light mix-cable sweater with patterned shorts and a summer scarf. Adding a pair of dark shades to protect from the bright sun, she was set for a perfect day by the lake! Stay tuned to Gap's Styld.by to see the other artists we'll be collaborating with in the months ahead! LOOK: A Day By The Lake w/ Gap Styld.By And <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> Read More »

LOOK: Early Summer in Manhattan w/ Gap Styld.by and SZA

Today we're thrilled to be featuring gorgeous and talented R & B artist Solana Rowe (SZA). Shot in Manhattan by Ray Lego, SZA rocks a casual and classic pair of Gap's 1969 sexy boyfriend denim shorts. The songstress, whose debut EP dropped this past April, topped off the look with her own Team USA jersey--a perfect urban-chic look for navigating the streets of the city in the early summer sunshine. Stay tuned to Gap's Styld.by to see other artists we'll be collaborating with in the months ahead, including previous artists <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> and RAC. LOOK: Early Summer in Manhattan w/ Gap Styld.by and SZA Read More »

LOOK: Elysian Park Spring Day w/ Gap Styld.by and Priscilla Ahn; Plus &#8220;Remember How&#8230;&#8221; Video + Tour

Yet another set in our Styld.by series with Gap! The gist? We hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles. Last week, we featured the launch of our campaign with our friend <span>Priscilla Ahn</span>. Priscilla, who released her album This Is Where We Are earlier this year, is back again this week with yet another dreamy summer outfit. Photographed by Emily Shur, this singer-songwriter beat the early summer heat while basking in the sun in Los Angeles's whimsical Elysian Park while rocking Gap's stripe 4-in-1 dress. Ahn tossed on a cool pair of clear shades and a blue knitted sweater for her own day-to-night outfit twist. Priscilla is wrapping up her tour, but you can still catch her at a few dates below, including at the end of the month at the Hollywood Forever. <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> tour dates May 13 - Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theater May 15 - San Francisco, CA - Yoshi's San Francisco May 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever May 31 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room Stay tuned to Gap's Styld.by to see other artists we'll be collaborating with in the months ahead! LOOK: Elysian Park Spring Day w/ Gap Styld.by and <span>Priscilla Ahn</span>; Plus &#8220;Remember How&#8230;&#8221; Video + Tour Read More »

LOOK: Hanging Out With RAC in Highland Park for Gap Styld.by

at you with our second artist, André Anjos of RAC, whose album Strangers dropped last month. Photographed by Pamela Littky, we hung out with Anjos at La Estrella, a delicious taco stand in Highland Park. The remix master rocked Gap's slub henley hoodie in scholastic grey paired with black denim and leather boots, an ideal outfit for enjoying some tacos and a horchata under a shady umbrella. Stay tuned to Gap's Styld.by to see other artists we'll be collaborating with in the months ahead, including our first in the series, <span>Priscilla Ahn</span>! LOOK: Hanging Out With RAC in Highland Park for Gap Styld.by Read More »

LOOK: Gap Styld.by FILTER Series Launches with Priscilla Ahn

Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of our partnership with Gap on their Styld.by campaign. The gist? We hang out with some of our favorite artists during a normal (or, in some cases, not-so-normal) day and feature their styles. Our first artist is a good FILTER friend, <span>Priscilla Ahn</span>, who just released her new album This Is Where We Are earlier this year. Photographed by Emily Shur, we spent the day climbing grassy hills in Echo Park, as Priscilla showed off Gap's color-block denim shorts paired with a denim button-up and a wide-brimmed hat perfect for shielding the early summer rays in style. For more on Priscilla and her new album, check out our You Should Already Know feature. Stay tuned to Gap's Styld.by to see the other artists we'll be collaborating with in the months ahead! LOOK: Gap Styld.by FILTER Series Launches with <span>Priscilla Ahn</span> Read More »

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