Priscilla Ahn

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Priscilla Ahn
Birth name Priscilla Natalie Hartranft
Born (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 30)
Fort Stewart, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Acoustic, folk, Indie folk
Instruments Guitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele, banjo
Years active 2003–present
Labels Blue Note
Website Priscilla Ahn's official website

Priscilla Ahn (born Priscilla Natalie Hartranft; March 9, 1984)[1] is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who released her single “Dream” from her debut album, A Good Day, produced by Joey Waronker for EMI's Blue Note Records, in 2008. After growing up in Pennsylvania and graduating from high school, Ahn moved to Los Angeles, California, adopted her mother's Korean maiden name and began to pursue a music career.

Ahn has toured with Willie Nelson, Amos Lee, Ray LaMontagne, Devotchka and Joshua Radin and her collaborative efforts include Tiesto's “I Am Strong,” Cary Brothers “Maps” and Ashtar Command's “The Breakup Song.”

Early Life and Beginnings[edit]

Ahn was born Priscilla Natalie Hartranft in Fort Stewart, Georgia, to Kay (née Ahn) and Harry Hartranft, spent her childhood growing up in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and attended Tulpehocken Area High School. She started playing guitar at the age of 14 and performed in choirs and musical productions throughout high school.[2] After graduation her music professor encouraged her to pursue her music career full-time.[3]

Career[edit]

After years of performing at open mic nights, Priscilla Ahn played a showcase in New York City for Blue Note Records and was signed to the label. In 2008, Blue Note Records released her full-length debut album, A Good Day, produced by Joey Waronker. The following June, Ahn went on a national tour.[4] Her album, A Good Day included musical contributions by keyboardists Greg Kurstin, Keefus Ciancia, guitarist/film composer Mike Andrews, musical saw player Ursula Knudsun, cellist/string arranger Oliver Kraus, keyboardist Larry Goldings and singers Jim Gilstrap and Orin Waters.[5])

Priscilla Ahn, has toured with Joshua Radin, Amos Lee, Willie Nelson and Ray Lamontagne and contributed vocals to the albums Supply and Demand, Mission Bell and Kaleidoscope.[6] was selected as Artist of the Week in Paste magazine in June 2008.[7]

Ahn's songs have appeared on the television shows Grey's Anatomy,[8] Knight Rider, Make It Or Break It, Married Single Other, several episodes of the Ghost Whisperer,[9] and in the films Disturbia,[10] Bride Wars, Love Happens, My Sister's Keeper, Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove.

After contributing to the compilations album, His Way, Our Way, Priscilla Ahn collaborated with Inara George, Sia Furler, Eleni Mandell, Charlie Wadhams and Jake Blanton on her album When You Grow Up which was produced by Ethan Johns.[11]

Ahn appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in May 2011 and ABC's Dancing with the Stars, performing songs from her debut A Good Day and the title track from When You Grow Up.[12]

Ahn's music is described as grounded in folk, country and pop.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Ahn married actor Michael Weston in May 2010.[14][15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Priscilla Ahn (2007, self-released)
  • Live Session, (2008, iTunes)
  • Sweet Hearts, (2012, With Charlie Wadhams)

Singles[edit]

  • Dream” (2008, Blue Note)
  • “I'll Never Smile Again” (2009)
  • “I Am Strong” by Tiesto featuring vocals by Priscilla Ahn (2009) [16]
  • “Where The Leaf Starts To Fall” feat Taiwanese music band Sodagreen (2013)
  • “從一片落葉開始(Where The Leaf Starts To Fall)” by Sodagreen featuring vocals by Priscilla Ahn (2013)

Music videos[edit]

  • “Dream”
  • “Red Cape”
  • “Vibe So Hot”
  • “I Don't Have Time To Love”
  • “When You Grow Up”
  • “Torch Song”
  • “Home”
  • “Remember How I Broke Your Heart”

Compilation appearances[edit]

Contributions[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Credits of Priscilla Ahn as a vocalist and/or songwriter

Year Film Recording Title Notes
2009 Bride Wars Dream Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Loving Leah Dream Hallmark Hall of Fame
2010 My Sister's Keeper Find My Way Back Home Warner Bros. Pictures
2010 Brand New Day (f/k/a Traveling) Dream Universal City Studios Productions LLLP
Legends of the Canyon Dream Impact film Sales LTD
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove Find My Way Back Home Warner Bros. Pictures
2011 An Invisible Sign of My Own “In a Tree” Invisible Indelible
Red Flag Find My Way Back Home Hands On Productions, Inc.
2013 Missing Pieces Find My Way Back Home Contraction Entertainment
The Goats Wallflower The Goats, LLC
Pacific Rim “Mako”[24] Warner Bros. Pictures & Legendary Pictures

Television[edit]

Credits of Priscilla Ahn as a vocalist and/or songwriter

Television Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/priscilla-ahn-mn0000548813
  3. ^ http://artists.letssingit.com/priscilla-ahn-3mpcd/biography
  4. ^ http://www.starpulse.com/Music/Ahn,_Priscilla/Biography/
  5. ^ http://artists.letssingit.com/priscilla-ahn-3mpcd/biography
  6. ^ (Feb 21, 2011)Amos Lee on World Cafe NPR News, Retrieved April 212012
  7. ^ http://www.pastemagazine.com/tag/priscilla_ahn
  8. ^ http://folkmusic.about.com/od/toptens/tp/GreysAnatomySdtrk.htm
  9. ^ http://www.tv.com/shows/ghost-whisperer/bloodline-1219953/
  10. ^ Disturbia at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Johns
  12. ^ http://site.bluenote.com/ArtistNewsDetail.aspx?newsId=14360&artistId=923166
  13. ^ http://artists.letssingit.com/priscilla-ahn-3mpcd/biography
  14. ^ Biography Blue Note Records; retrieved March 17, 2011
  15. ^ Priscilla Ahn (June 16, 2011). "Girl In A Tree:I'm Married! :)". Retrieved July 15, 2011.
  16. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Ti%C3%ABsto-Kaleidoscope/release/2033041
  17. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Way,_Our_Way
  18. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-hotel-cafe-presents-winter-songs-mw0000799956/credits
  19. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/we-were-here-mw0000404384/credits
  20. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/underwater-mw0002389371/credits
  21. ^ http://www.discogs.com/William-Fitzsimmons-The-Sparrow-And-The-Crow-/release/2820941
  22. ^ http://www.popservations.com/cover-story/cary-brothers-butterfly-boucher-cover-david-bowie/
  23. ^ http://a-tunes.net/2011/11/22/priscilla-ahn-rachael-yamagata-feature-on-ashtar-commands-american-sunshine-album/
  24. ^ "Pacific Rim: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". WaterTower Music. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 

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