He started young, and has a world of music experience that has led him home to Country music. Aaron Daniel spent much of his younger days learning whatever music he could get out of his guitar.
“The grunge days where a blur for me at the ripe old age of 10,” he said. By the age of 12 he was sitting in with any band that would allow a 12-year-old lead guitarist to sit in. Moving around a lot in his early teens, Aaron found himself in various areas of the south, including Georgia and Kentucky, which is when Country began to appeal to him.
It wasn’t all twang and cowboy hats though, as Aaron channeled his talent into a hardcore metal sound. “I was trying to find some technically challenging musicians, and I was probably an angry youth like most, and channeled that angst towards music.”
These days Aaron finds himself writing songs of bars, whisky, and heartbreak while performing at open mic nights and recruiting musicians for a full band, and his goals are set.
“I’m not certain I want to be the next Luke or Dierks, I just want to grow as organically as possible and take my band out of their 9 to 5 jobs and put them on a stage doing what they were born to do.”
You can catch The Aaron Daniel Band at WKXA Country Night, July 28th at the Upper Deck at Alexandria’s.