Suggested donation $15, all money to the artist
Also at The MSU Broad's Acoustic Lunch, 12:30 the same day.
Traveling Front Porch Show: a one-man blues band, well-seasoned songwriter & storyteller, dobro slidin’, guitar pickin’, harmonica wailin’ & stomp box stompin’ musician. "His sharply honest lyrics and bluesy sound have drawn fans from around the country." - Chad Taylor, Cityview. There's a worn and weathered honesty to Aaron Earl Short's pistol-whip songwriting and self-inflicted. "songs seasoned with hymns that call on the Greg Brown school of roots music." - Todd Partridge, Old School Records
About Aaron Earl Short:
"His sharply honest lyrics and bluesy sound have drawn fans from around the country." - Chad Taylor, Cityview
Aaron Earl Short: One Man Traveling Front Porch Show
A one-man band performance from a well-seasoned songwriter & storyteller, Dobro slidin’, guitar pickin’, harmonica wailin’ & stomp box stompin’ musician.
Growing up in the Midwest, Short wrote and played rock and roll, folk, Americana, blues, country and roots, landing where he is today: a music mutt.
Now emerging with his full solo sound he has recorded his new album, Watchlist. This is Short’s latest collections of personal politically charged songs to be released spring 2017 followed by an album release tour through the summer.
Performing live is a committed passion that not everyone has the road weary troubadour nature to pursue, but for Short, it is a great fit. Performing live and entertaining audiences is what he is built for. With a large repertoire of cover songs and very relatable likable solo material, he is able to keep his dream of performing alive and well.
There's a worn and weathered honesty to Aaron Earl Short's pistol-whip songwriting and self-inflicted humor he's developed on stage over the past 20 years. To get to know Short and his music is to get to know a true song man.
"Aaron's songs are seasoned with hymns that call on the Greg Brown school of Midwestern roots music." - Todd Partridge, Old School Records
With the songwriting style of Kris Kristofferson and the musical energy of John Hiatt, he continues to engage and grow audiences of all styles. Through the years of performing, Short has adapted his material to fit into a variety of festivals, venues, bars, coffee shops and street corners.
Short has performed at Des Moines, Iowa’s nationally renowned 80/35 Music Festival, The Des Moines Art Fest, Greatday KCWI/CW Iowa Live, Iowa Public Radio’s Studio One, Peddalers Jamboree, Iowa State Fair, Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market, Botanical Blues, Rocket Suzie Music Festival, Junk Stock (NE), Sunfest (OR). Short has participated in the International Folk Alliance (MO) and Folk Alliance Regional Midwest (IA) music conferences. He also hosts a radio program, Iowa Homegrown, on KFMG 98.9, in Des Moines (IA).
He was born into music and grew up in a musical house. His Mom, Dad and his brothers are all musicians. He performed his early years with his brothers in the band, Erosion. That morphed into The Creek Dwellers, an electric rock-and-roll band that performed for a decade. Short has also competed in the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge, placing first in the preliminary round and runner up in the finals with the Eastside Brothers, a duo with his brother, Rob Short.
Short performs with his wife, Kat Darling in the folk & roll duo, The High Crest. They continue to perform as a duo and make family-style music with their daughter, Abileen. A new addition to the Short family, a baby boy, is due to arrive in late March making his solo endeavors even more important to his family’s independent small music business, 5 of Hearts Productions, the LLC partnership of Aaron Earl Short and Kat Darling established 2013.
January 27, 2018
Location: 368 Orchard St., Pump House Concerts, MI
Phone: (517) 927-2100
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: $15 suggested donation, all money to the artist