Friday, October 14, 2011

Cool Music Friday # 41

Priscilla Ahn
Ahn was born as Priscilla Natalie Hartranft in Fort Stewart, Georgia to Kay (née Ahn) and Harry Hartranft and spent her childhood living in the USA and South Korea. She lived in Berks County, Pennsylvania for several years and attended Tulpehocken Area High School. Her college music professor was impressed with her songwriting talents and inspired her to move to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in music after finishing school.

Ahn adopted her Korean mother's maiden name for her musical career. She has toured with Joshua RadinAmos Lee, and Ray Lamontagne and contributed vocals to the albums Supply and Demand and Kaleidoscope.
In June 2008 was selected as Artist of the Week in Paste magazine. She appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in May 2011.
Two of her songs have been part of Grey's Anatomy episodes.  Her song "I Don't Think So" was featured on an episode of Knight Rider. Her song,"Dream" was featured on the soundtracks of the films DisturbiaBride Wars and Love Happens.  Her song was also heard on an episodes of the Ghost WhispererOne Tree HillHolby CityMake it or Break it Brothers & SistersSecret Diary of a Call GirlSo You Think You Can Dance and Eli Stone.  The song "Living In A Tree" was part of a Jeep Wrangler commercial. Her song "Find My Way Back Home" was part of the soundtrack for the films My Sister's Keeper and Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove, and the ITV drama Married Single Other. Her song, entitled "A Good Day (Morning Song)" was part of an episode of Psych.

Birth namePriscilla Natalie Hartranft
OriginFort Stewart, Georgia, U.S.
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele, banjo
Years active2003–present
LabelsBlue Note

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