Aaron Lee Tasjan
TUES MAR 21
East Nashville-based musician Aaron Lee Tasjan has always considered himself a songwriter first and foremost, writing his own off-kilter folk-inflected songs since he picked up his first acoustic as a teen guitar prodigy. “A lot of the stuff I did previously was never the main focal point,” Tasjan explains. “It’s all just been pieces along the way.” His soon to be released Silver Tears (New West Records – Oct. 2016) will offer a glimpse through the eyes of one gifted songwriter and versatile musician. Whether playing guitar in the late incarnation of riotous glam-rock innovators the New York Dolls, the gender-bending, envelope-pushing sleaze n’ tease arena rock band Semi Precious Weapons, the Neil Young-signed alt-country act Everest, British roots rock band Alberta Cross, Southern rock stalwarts Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ or even as frontman of the devilishly cleverly-named Heartbreakers meets Replacements rockers Madison Square Gardeners, offer a glimpse through the eyes of one gifted songwriter and versatile musician.
Raised in the southwest corner of Missouri as a child of a nurse and a metal maker, Luke was warmed by the voices of Bruce Springsteen, Jim Croce, and The Doors.. The passing of the seasons brought on influences from The Counting Crows to Tom Waits. Luke’s love for music matured over time from fan to writer to performer.
With a batch full of poems turned into songs, Luke recorded his first of three albums in less than 18 months, It Won’t Last Forever, A Fading Frontier, and Love, Laura and The Bomb. In 2012 Luke harnessed his epic storytelling in his fourth album, Winter Kissing on the Spring ...
In the Spring of 2015, Luke released his 5th album, For You, I Built a Mountain, with one of his most influential inspirations, Joshua James, as producer.
Luke is currently working on several creative projects to include an indie film based on his album, For You, I Built a Mountain, his first collection of short stories, and his next full length album, All The Ships in the Harbour (TBA).