We sat down with Kentucky singer/songwriter before his performance this Sunday.
We wanted grasp where all the raw, gritty songs come from. You can catch Aaron 4:00-6:00 at Abettor Brewing Company.
TRM: What first got you into music?
AB: I first got into music from growing up in a small country Baptist church, I remembered really being bored as a kid who couldn’t sit still but when they started playing music it was just so fascinating to watch and I fell in love.
TRM: Who inspired you to make music?
AB: A lot of my inspiration came from family, both sides of my family were deeply rooted in bluegrass and gospel. So I think seeing that and hearing old stories of my grandparents, one who could play any instrument he put his hands on and one who was at one time one of the best mandolin players around. He had been offered spots with bill Monroe and many others but turned them down to raise his family. That always stuck with me and drove me to never give up.
TRM: How would you describe the music that you typically create?
AB: I’d describe music I create as raw and real. I know that I just write what I feel and what I know and if I don’t know or didn’t live something I don’t write about it.. honest.. that’s my answer!
TRM: Who would you most like to collaborate with?
AB: One of my favorite writers is Brent Cobb and that would for sure be my collaboration.
TRM: If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
AB: Umm… same.. Brent Cobb
TRM: What is one message you would give to your fans?
AB: I would say find whatever makes you happy in life and put all you’ve got into it. Life is too short for wishing, if you’re passionate about something grab ahold of it and never let go! You don’t have to be the best or the most successful, happiness is worth more than gold.
TRM: What is the most useless talent you have?
AB: Most useless talent… hmmm I’m not sure I have one, I’m pretty solid at balancing things (except my life) not good at balancing that haha But when I was younger I would balance things like chairs brooms and things like that and just leave them to see how long they would stay balancing.
TRM: Do you sing in the shower? What songs
AB: I actually don’t sing in the shower but if I did it would be all the Merle haggard song