Monday, February 25, 2013

Chris Trapper is a nice guy

A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for a very cool independent music blog called Musical Magnificence.  In the interview, they asked me about my musical influences, and I responded with:

Don McLean, for his poetry.  Paul Westerberg, for his honesty.  Chris Trapper, for his sincerity.

Maybe not the wittiest things I've ever come up with, but hey, they sounded good at the time.  And those three really have had a big influence on my music and songwriting.

(If you're interested, you can read the interview here.)

Anyway, I follow Chris Trapper on Facebook, and decided to message him letting him know that I mentioned him in an interview, and what his music meant to me, that sort of thing.  Just being polite, really.  Today I got this reply from Mr. Trapper himself:

Aaron, thanks that means a lot to me! CT

Okay, it's not the biggest message, but still -- the man is a successful musician, in the midst of touring, and he took the time to send me that.  So I think that I can firmly claim that Chris Trapper is, indeed, a nice guy.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Videos

Have a couple of new videos to share with you!  These were taken from my CD Release.

The incomparable Molly Kate Andrews and I do a duet on the Everly Brothers classic "When Will I Be Loved."

The second video is "You Don't Know My Heart."  If you've heard the album version, you'll realize that I don't normally sing this song so low -- I was still recovering from a cold, and singing the song lower put a lot less strain on my throat.  Oddly, I think I like this version better.

And, of course, these are also available on my website.  Enjoy!


Monday, February 4, 2013

My Valentine's Day Post

I am really  not a big fan of Valentine's Day.

By saying that, I realize it makes me just look like a lazy husband.  I just don't like the pressure it involves: one day of the year I am expected to do something sweet and romantic.  Personally, I like doing things for my wife at unexpected times, just because.

Thankfully, she also feels the same way about Valentine's Day that I do.  It's so convenient!

However, I decided to write her a song this year.  Don't get me wrong -- a lot of the love songs I write are about her or inspired by her.  Still, it felt like it had been a while, so I wrote one last week and recorded it this past weekend.  And since I like you all so much, I thought I'd share.

I'm rather pleased with it.  Hope you like it.