Aaron Lee Tasjan
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Aaron Lee Tasjan’s music is most often identified as Americana while critics point to his rock’n’roll influences, dropping names like Tom Petty, The Beatles and David Bowie.The East Nashville based singer-songwriter and ace guitarist has made a habit of defying genre classification. As a teen, Tasjan won a scholarship to Berklee School of Music to study jazz guitar. He quickly dropped out to start a glam punk band with friends then hit the road as an in-demand sideman, playing guitar for several well-known rock bands before relocating to Nashville where he focused on his own songs. Tasjan’s early solo recordings showcased his thought provoking lyrics in relatively traditional acoustic settings. His first full length release, “Silver Tears” found him exploring new sonic landscapes and earned rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Tasjan’s latest release, “Karma For Cheap” finds him blurring the lines between genres even further. Rolling Stone calls the new album “...a trippy stunner full of swirling, immersive rock songs that evoke both the effervescence of the Sixties and the grit of today.” Touring relentlessly, Tasjan is known for his fiery live performances which combine blazing guitar work with first rate songcraft and witty storytelling.
Elli Perry began her career as a performing singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer at age twelve, by sneaking onto barroom stages around her native state of Georgia. During the subsequent nineteen years, she has independently released multiple albums of original material, designed and co-directed award-winning music videos, written charting songs for other artists, maintained the responsibilities of manager, booking agent, and publicist, and has toured aggressively across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
On stage, she may be a melancholy mesmerist, a ballsy chanteuse, or a howling one woman vocal wrecking crew- sometimes all in the same note. On record, she has amassed a body of work that seems to defy genre- shifting from Southern Gothic blues and folk, to experimental alternative rock and roll. The thread of continuity throughout these stylistic twists and turns is the power of her live performance. Hers is a raw and arresting presence; whether alone with her guitar or as the front woman of a band, performed on theatre stages or busking on street corners and in train stations.
Perry released two records, Little Thieves and Totality in a ten month span between 2017-2018, and is currently at work writing her next LP with grant support from The Mishawaka Amphitheatre of Bellevue, Colorado. When not on tour, she also works as a visual artist, community herbalist, and farmer, and splits her time between Northern Colorado and the borderlands of the Chihuahuan Desert.
General Admission, Seated Venue
314 E. Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524