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Aaron Wood is quite the renaissance music man. He grew up steeped in the traditions of blues and folk music of North Carolina. His father has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley and performed at The Grand Ole Opry, taking Aaron with him every chance he got. It didn't take long before the music took hold, and he studied any kind of music he could get his fingers on.
One look at the long list of artists he has shared the stage with exemplifies his diversity and respect from his musical peers. From Jimmy Martin to Leon Russel, R.L. Burnside to Warren Haynes, Sara Evans to Carlos Santana, Aaron has played with and learned from some of those who have helped shaped music into what it is today.
Aaron gets much of his music influence from New Orleans which is like a second home to him. He performs regularly with the Mardi Gras Indians and has recorded an album, the The Blue Brass Project which is a blend of traditional New Orleans jazz and bluegrass music. The Blue Brass sessions features Big Chief Monk Boudreaux , Woody, members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Larry Keel, Trombone Shorty and many others.
As a professional musician, Aaron was a pivotal member of the Blue Rags, a band signed to Sub Pop Records. With this group he toured successfully throughout the US and abroad. The group garnered attention from several national media outlets. Aaron has had many successes as a solo artist as well. In 2006, he was the winner of the CMT television show Big Break. He opened for Sara Evans and the show aired numerous times on the network. His last album was recorded with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign in which he raised just under $10,000 from his fans. He's performed at Jazzfest this year in New Orleans as well as the Bonnaroo music festival. All of this success has been from his own hard work and diligence.
Whether it's a house show or Bonnaroo, Aaron puts his all into every performance he gives. Aaron delivers his music with all the soul, power, and energy that have made him renowned as a musicians' musician.