About AK

Aaron Kelly was never on American Idol, but did grow up on the edge of the Chicago megalopolis, falling under the influence of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, and empathy, his songs are carefully crafted and made to last. He’s 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 Overman.  Making up for lost time, Aaron Kelly Band released their debut LP, Songs Still Sing, on 9/23/22. An adjacent 6-song EP, Letting the Animals Out, will release in early 2023.

Aaron Kelly Band Now Has A Facebook Page – Please Like and Share!

Check out Aaron’s interview on WGN Radio:
Aaron & Dave at WGN



31 Mar 2023 Plainfield, IL Black Dog Vinyl Cafe Black Dog Vinyl Cafe
08 Apr 2023 Geneva, IL Preservation Preservation
20 May 2023 Havana, IL Havana Songwriters Festival Havana Songwriters Festival Buy ticket
02 Jul 2023 Berwyn, IL American Music Fest (FitzGerald's) American Music Fest (FitzGerald's) Buy ticket
08 Jul 2023 Naperville, IL The Growing Place Art Fest The Growing Place Art Fest


Aaron Kelly – “Full Mattioda Media Session”

Aaron Kelly – “A Rude Awake”

Aaron Kelly Band – “I Love Flowers (Everybody Does)”

Aaron Kelly Band – “Sarcophagus”

Aaron Kelly – “Talking USPS Blues”

Aaron Kelly Band – “Secret Science”

Aaron Kelly – “No Reception”

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