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
|22 Jun 2019||Yorkville, IL Summer Solstice||Summer Solstice|
|23 Jun 2019||Seneca, IL Social Kitchen (Spring Brook Marina)||Social Kitchen (Spring Brook Marina)|
|28 Jun 2019||Iowa City, IA Trumpet Blossom Cafe||Trumpet Blossom Cafe|
|05 Jul 2019||Oswego, IL Oswego Brewing Company||Oswego Brewing Company|
|31 Jul 2019||Washington Island, WI Fiddler's Green||Fiddler's Green|
|08 Aug 2019||Yorkville, IL The Law Office||The Law Office|
|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