Aaron Stark started his musical career at the tender age of twelve -- banging out chords on an old Tele-Star acoustic given to him by his Aunt Linda. He grew up listening to country heroes on the radio like Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Alabama. As a kid, Aaron spent summers on the family farm in his father’s hometown of Quincy, Illinois. The Mississippi River flows through the town of Quincy and is an integral part of life there. This mighty river heavily influenced Aaron’s song writing, particularly his debut single, “Baseline Road.” Childhood memories of shooting guns, fishing poles and racing down dirt roads are woven into the fabric of “Baseline Road,” reminding us of simple pleasures and “livin’ life the way it used to be.”
During his formative college years in northern Michigan, Aaron came into his own as a song writer. He honed his craft at open mic nights in local coffee shops and dive bars – playing for tips and hawking CD's of his raw acoustic work.
After college Aaron began looking for musicians to start a band. This is where he ran into drummer Brad Everhardt and lead guitarist Mick Mason. With Brad's rock and roll background and Mick's contagious lead melodies, they created a unique sound you couldn't find anywhere else.
Since then, he has written over 25 songs leading up to his first studio album, “Bring Me Back Home”. Choosing a select few for the album proved difficult. Tracks that made the final cut have special meaning or represent memorable times in his life which became his music. Aaron elaborated on this feeling, “I’ve always tried to be true to my music. It’s either something that I have been through, dealt with, or things that I want in life. Everything that I write is real to me.”
Like a familiar pair of well-worn cowboy boots, Aaron’s music leads listeners effortlessly through time -- back to fond memories of the past and forward to hopes of things yet to come. The song “Bring It On” has that worked-all-week, cuttin’- loose-Friday feel, with a hint of Saturday morning hang-over and a dash of Sunday morning redemption. Its raw acoustic honesty stirs the same emotions in the listener that Aaron feeds off of when he’s giving it all live. Aaron feels that his most recent compositions represent some of his best material, which compelled him to record “Bring Me Back Home”, his debut LP.