About AK

Aaron Kelly grew up thinking big and making plans, and wondering where those trains were going to. Falling under the influence of Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and Jack Kerouac, his songs aren’t too dissimilar from the crates and packages of the last century. They carry the promise that something good is coming. These are songs meant to ease a burden and bring a smile, carefully crafted and made to last.

Aaron has 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 his band, Overman.  He’ll release his second solo album, Songs Still Sing, in 2019.

* words by Michael Scott Sumrak

Check out Aaron’s January 2018 interview on WGN Radio:

Aaron & Dave at WGN


27 Mar 2019 Chicago, IL Lagunitas Taproom Lagunitas Taproom
29 Mar 2019 Anderson, IN Kettle Top Brewhouse Kettle Top Brewhouse
30 Mar 2019 Noblesville, IN Logan Street Sanctuary Logan Street Sanctuary
31 Mar 2019 Chicago, IL Uncommon Ground (w/Lee Henke) Uncommon Ground (w/Lee Henke)
02 Apr 2019 Lafayette, IN People's Brewing Company People's Brewing Company free
05 Apr 2019 West Dundee, IL Bleuroot Bleuroot free
14 Apr 2019 Fairmount, IL Sleepy Creek Vineyards Sleepy Creek Vineyards
18 Apr 2019 Aurora, IL Tredwell Coffee Tredwell Coffee
19 Apr 2019 Oswego, IL Oswego Brewing Company Oswego Brewing Company free
20 Apr 2019 Berwyn, IL Wire (Dead Fest Day 2) Wire (Dead Fest Day 2)
27 Apr 2019 Pittsfield, IL Nucci's Bar Nucci's Bar free
28 Apr 2019 Peoria, IL Red Barn Red Barn
03 May 2019 Royal Oak, MI Michigan By The Bottle Michigan By The Bottle
04 May 2019 Grand Rapids, MI Mexicains Sans Frontieres Mexicains Sans Frontieres
05 May 2019 Milford, MI River's Edge Brewing Company River's Edge Brewing Company
31 May 2019 Oswego, IL Oswego Brewing Company Oswego Brewing Company free
07 Jun 2019 Frankfort, MI Stormcloud Brewing Company Stormcloud Brewing Company
08 Jun 2019 Fayette, MI Sherry's Port Bar Sherry's Port Bar free
28 Jun 2019 Iowa City, IA Trumpet Blossom Cafe Trumpet Blossom Cafe
05 Jul 2019 Oswego, IL Oswego Brewing Company Oswego Brewing Company free
21 Sep 2019 Plano, IL Widow's Harvest Widow's Harvest


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