In keeping with our mission “To Build Community Through Music”, the Down East Folk Arts Society will once again be bringing World Class Singers/Songwriters to Craven County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina this Winter. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Winter Concert Series which will begin on January 15, 2020 and run each subsequent month through March 13, 2020.
Aaron grew up in Saluda, NC. He attended the renowned Governor’s School of North Carolina for Choral Music. Influenced by the music of Cat Stevens, the Grateful Dead, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Led Zeppelin, and David Grier, he performed extensively in Boone, NC. He owned a music store there which sold instruments and offered lessons. His life travels took him across the country where he worked as a hand on various farms and ranches. His music has grown out of those blue-collar working experiences. He has released 7 albums to critical acclaim. WNC Magazine has listed him as one of western NC’s most important musicians alongside such greats as Doc Watson, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and The Avett Brothers. He has won Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs competition, the Hank Williams Songwriting Contest, and placed in the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, among others.