About AK

The shadow cast by the city of big shoulders is a shade where a certain imagination gets ignited. Perhaps it’s all the train tracks that harken back to when Chicago was truly freight handler to the nation, sending catalog dreams speeding over steel to far off corners of the country.

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 those 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 the last 7 years with his band, Overman.

* words by Michael Scott Sumrak

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

Aaron & Dave at WGN

Music

23 Feb 2018 Galesburg, IL Fat Fish Pub Fat Fish Pub
26 Feb 2018 Boulder, CO Laughing Goat Coffee House Laughing Goat Coffee House
27 Feb 2018 Denver, CO Syntax Physic Opera (songwriter night) Syntax Physic Opera (songwriter night) free
28 Feb 2018 Colorado Springs, CO Front Range BBQ Front Range BBQ
02 Mar 2018 Macomb, IL The Cafe The Cafe
03 Mar 2018 Galena, IL The Grape Escape The Grape Escape free
09 Mar 2018 West Dundee, IL Bleuroot Bleuroot free
23 Mar 2018 Kenosha, WI Sazzy B Sazzy B free
24 Mar 2018 Batavia, IL Kiss the Sky Kiss the Sky
24 Mar 2018 Naperville, IL Board & Barrel Board & Barrel
28 Mar 2018 Green Bay, WI Gasoline Gasoline free
13 Apr 2018 Joliet, IL The Drunken Donut The Drunken Donut
21 Apr 2018 Utica, IL August Hill Winery August Hill Winery free
14 Jul 2018 Minocqua, WI Minocqua Brewing Company Minocqua Brewing Company free
08 Sep 2018 Langlade Township, WI Wolfman Triathlon Wolfman Triathlon
21 Sep 2018 Yorkville, IL Widow's Harvest Widow's Harvest

Videos

Aaron Kelly Band “Boys in the Band”

 

Videos

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