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The High Crest / Bio

The High Crest is the Folk & Roll duo of Kat Darling and Aaron Earl Short. They are living small and traveling big, taking their sustainable Iowa grown music across the country.
Their music is a blend of dueling guitars and powerful harmonies infused with harmonica, resonator guitar and the groove of djembe hand drum. The roots Americana sound is in essence of Johnny Cash & June Carter, Shovels & Rope, Jason Isabell & Amanda Shires and Brandi Carlile. The songs lead into shared storytelling and invite humor, reflection and camaraderie. Great feeling lively performances and impressive musicianship spanning more than a decade are backed by a solid reputation for masterful honest songwriting.
The High Crest has released their debut self-titled album (2013) and double disc sophomore album, Gone (2014). They have also been featured on the Des Moines Embassy South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) CD Sampler and Pedaler’s Jamboree Festival CD Sampler (2014).
Kat and Aaron are both regular rotating hosts on the Des Moines radio station KFMG 99.1 and have performed on Iowa Public Radio’s Live from Studio One. The High Crest has also made TV appearances on Des Moines’ morning show, KCWI Great Day.
They have performed regionally at 80/35 Music Festival, The Des Moines Arts Festival, Rocket Suzie Music Festival and nationally at Sunfest (OR). They have performed at Folk Alliance International Music Conference (MO). Also included in their booking schedule is a variety of venues including, the Iowa State Fair, farmers markets, house concerts, restaurants, wineries and breweries.

General Info

Band Members
Kat Darling & Aaron Earl Short - featuring Grant Baetz
Artist Name
The High Crest
Profile Page
Folk / Folk 'n Roll / Singer/Songwriter

Contact Info

Des Moines, IA
Cherish Anderson

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