“Why be a critic when you could be starring in the play?”
Ariel Eisen has given and gathered pieces of her life in many different places, from Florida to Seattle, New York to Brazil, California to Hawaii. She seeks to exist in playful harmony with the earth and carefully mend holes in the fabric of our society. “I have used art and music as tools throughout my life to stay in touch with my true nature and to uncover the essence of whatever I am focusing on.”
Ariel has been writing music since her early teens, drawing inspiration all the way from Paul Simon and Bob Dylan to Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Her music is reminiscent of an earlier era, but her messages delve into the personal and universal realities of our times. Her lyrics are unique, potent, and insightful while her angelic voice and jazzy guitar carry the words in exquisite partnership. Singing for her generation with an aim to inspire us all to deeply examine our realities and confines, she has performed in venues and gatherings from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, California, and for the past year, dropped songs like seeds all over the Hawaiian Islands. She has swum back to the mainland, and settled in San Francisco just to sing for you.
“Songwriting is a vehicle of discovery and innovation for me. The process of putting words, melody and a foundational base of harmony to my ethereal mess of feelings is like creating a whole new functional system of life where there had only been uninhabitable swamp lands.”