Aaron's mother first taught him to play music on an old Winter upright family piano at a young age. Raised in the shadows of a now defunct Virginian textile town, Aaron was immersed in a world of artists that told stories -- from folk heroes like James Taylor and Jim Croce, to the rock legend Lynyrd Skynyrd, to the soulful Ray Charles. He carries the tradition of story with him today, while showcasing a style that is markedly different than his roots.
The new Nashville-native came out swinging with his debut EP: The Mountain, The Lion, and The Labrador. You hear the nuance of Aaron’s influences: 'Alleluia' lends its blues prowess to Billy Powell and smooth delivery to Ray Charles and Bill Withers. 'Sometime After Midnight' reveals an eclectic radio hit with the passion of U2 and Coldplay, while the blue-eyed hope of 'You Have My Attention' reflects the emotional prescience of Damien Rice. Aaron’s songwriting and performance weave a rich musical tale, but often his piano becomes the storyteller -- sometimes whispering, sometimes wailing, but always gripping.
Look for Joseph Aaron's upcoming sophomore EP to be released in early summer 2017. For more info and special content, sign up for his mailing list