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The Quiet American is husband and wife duo, Aaron and Nicole
Keim. A home-grown modern folk revival, their music incorporates ballads,
banjo breakdowns, raggy choruses, gospel duets and other dusty Americana
gems, all delivered on a wide variety of acoustic instruments, some of which
Aaron built himself. Before forming the Quiet American, Aaron was known for his
work with the well-loved Colorado roots band Boulder Acoustic Society.
Over 8 years, the band built a passionately loyal following, but Aaron found that
their diverse sound was keeping him from his passion for old time folk music. In
a quest to get "back to basics," he turned inwards, moving to the Columbia River
Gorge in Oregon to work as a luthier for Mya-Moe Ukuleles. Nicole, who is
a musician and artist, embraced the chance to sing and play with Aaron, as they
re-dedicated themselves to roots music and to a new life together. This home-
made, hand-crafted lifestyle created a new sound for their music, drawing them
closer to the traditions that first inspired them.