August 3rd // 8:15pm // OuterEdge Main Stage // Appleton, WI
August 4th // 6:45pm // Lawrence Memorial Chapel // Appleton, WI
August 29 // The Space // Evanston, IL
September 21 // Hopeland Festival // Green Bay, WI
September 22 // Hopeland Festival // Green Bay, WI
Adriel Denae grew up in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago and is creating a life of exploration through music. Her childhood was spent a few blocks from the Green Mill Lounge, Aragon Ballroom and Uptown Theater and within a philanthropic, musical family and community. Gospel, jazz, folk, blues and the sounds of a uniquely diverse neighborhood permeated her surroundings and pointed her sensibilities towards timelessness and mystery.
After 2 years studying mathematics, she began touring and performing in various groups, most recently and for the longest period, with partner Cory Chisel. In early 2014 she embarked on her first solo project, recording with Norah Jones as producer. Shortly after completion, a surprising twist brought her first child and a new opportunity of stewardship in Northeast Wisconsin. Her focus shifted for 3 years, while she learned to care for an 80 year old former monastery on 11 acres of land and formed an Arts Foundation to support artist residencies in the space. Inspired by her new surroundings and immersion in nature and motherhood, she also created a natural skin care line based on midwifery techniques from the 1800's with partner, Jen Auerbach.
Her debut album was released in August 2018 by Refuge Foundation for the Arts.