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


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