About AK

Aaron Kelly was never on American Idol, but did grow up on the edge of the Chicago megalopolis, falling under the influence of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, and empathy, his songs are carefully crafted and made to last. He’s been featured by American Songwriter Magazine, and released Barefoot and Bottomed Out, his first solo album, in 2016, after zig-zagging across the country for years with Overman.  Making up for lost time, Aaron Kelly Band released their debut LP, Songs Still Sing, on 9/23/22. An adjacent 6-song EP, Letting the Animals Out, will release in early 2023.

Aaron Kelly Band Now Has A Facebook Page – Please Like and Share!

Check out Aaron’s interview on WGN Radio:
Aaron & Dave at WGN



27 Jan 2023 Ottawa, IL The Clubhouse Cafe The Clubhouse Cafe Buy ticket
28 Jan 2023 Plainfield, IL Black Dog Vinyl Cafe Black Dog Vinyl Cafe
29 Jan 2023 Chicago, IL Golden Dagger Golden Dagger
03 Feb 2023 Berwyn, IL Fitzgerald's (The Illegal Smiles) Fitzgerald's (The Illegal Smiles) Buy ticket
11 Feb 2023 Batavia, IL Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden
17 Feb 2023 Forest Park, IL Scratch on Madison Scratch on Madison
18 Feb 2023 Ottawa, IL CatsEye CatsEye
25 Feb 2023 Libertyville, IL The Joyful Gourmet The Joyful Gourmet
26 Feb 2023 Sugar Grove, IL Open Range (Open Mic Host) Open Range (Open Mic Host)
02 Mar 2023 Aurora, IL The Venue (Songwriter Showcase Host) The Venue (Songwriter Showcase Host)
18 Mar 2023 Aurora, IL The Venue (The Illegal Smiles) The Venue (The Illegal Smiles)
24 Mar 2023 Oak Park, IL Scratch on Lake Scratch on Lake
31 Mar 2023 Plainfield, IL Black Dog Vinyl Cafe Black Dog Vinyl Cafe
20 May 2023 Rivertown, IL TBA TBA
08 Jul 2023 Naperville, IL The Growing Place Art Fest The Growing Place Art Fest


Aaron Kelly – “Full Mattioda Media Session”

Aaron Kelly – “A Rude Awake”

Aaron Kelly Band – “I Love Flowers (Everybody Does)”

Aaron Kelly Band – “Sarcophagus”

Aaron Kelly – “Talking USPS Blues”

Aaron Kelly Band – “Secret Science”

Aaron Kelly – “No Reception”

Aaron Kelly Band – “Boys in the Band”

Aaron Kelly & Friends – “Pink & Blonde” at Council Hill Station

Aaron Kelly & Friends – “Come On (Too Strong)” in Galena, IL

Aaron Kelly Orphan Video

Aaron Kelly – “Fourteen Diamond Rings” at Moe’s Tavern, Chicago