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

21 Sep 2018 Yorkville, IL Widow's Harvest Widow's Harvest
23 Sep 2018 LaSalle, IL Ninth Street Pub Ninth Street Pub free
06 Oct 2018 Macomb, IL Party on the Square Party on the Square
09 Oct 2018 Batavia, IL River's Edge River's Edge
10 Oct 2018 Berwyn, IL FitzGerald's FitzGerald's
11 Oct 2018 Yorkville, IL The Law Office Pub & Music Hall The Law Office Pub & Music Hall
13 Oct 2018 Noblesville, IN Logan Street Sanctuary Logan Street Sanctuary
19 Oct 2018 Pittsfield, IL Nucci's Bar Nucci's Bar
20 Oct 2018 Mahomet, IL JT Walker's JT Walker's
28 Nov 2018 Chicago, IL Lagunitas Taproom Lagunitas Taproom
08 Dec 2018 Batavia, IL Kiss the Sky Kiss the Sky

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