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112614 = Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all have a sweet-ass holiday with your loved ones. For those of you LOCAL, I will be breaking out the holiday tunes and MCing the Uptown Village Christmas Tree Lighting this Saturday (11/29) at 5 pm. Click here for the details! Please help yourself to the free download of Orphan Train's Sleigh Ride!

111314= Your TBT free download of the week is SNOWDAY, another track from
Electric Junk. This is to welcome our 1st snow day of the season here in the Pacific NW with school cancellations as a result of out 1/100th of an inch dusting today. Happy to get started this week on a Christmas album by newcomer Heather Noonan. Also began tracking on Lincoln's Beard songs for a quick and dirty 8 song acoustic EP which should be available early 2015. I will be playing all afternoon this Saturday back at Confluence Vineyards. Then am really excited to share a bill with Freddie & Francine and Anne Marie Sanderson this Sunday at the White Eagle. Check Events page for deets.

102214= Back in the summer of 2012 I released my 4th album called ELECTRIC JUNK. The title was lifted from Mott the Hoople's All the Way From Memphis but, more importantly, reflected on the ways our society has become addicted to electronic gadgets and the media they spew forth. Saw this photo essay today and thought We Used to Talk would make a perfect soundtrack to it. Please use your gadget to download and enjoy for free. And for Godsake CALL YOUR MOTHER! xo Aram

101714= This evening I will be performing a set of Golden Oldies at Niche Wine Bar to be included in the promo film that Red Forest Films as making for my musical excursions. Please come down and be part of filming history from 8 to 9 pm. Tomorrow (Sat), I'll join Lincolns Beard at the 4th Annual Family Tradition Picnic fundraiser for My Voice Music. We play 530pm before running back to Vancouver to help celebrate Looit Brewing's 2nd Anniversary where we will play a nice long set at about 830pm Buster Sherwood also plays! Shadow Ninja Baby!!

100214= Having enormous pleasure working in studio on BLUE EYED SON's pair of single releases. What a great songwriter. Playing some solo gigs this weekend at favorite SW WA haunts. Please see Events page for deets. AND mark your calendar for the an Orphan Train show at White Eagle next month Sunday Nov. 16... With great old friends from LA Freddie and Francine as well as Anne-Marie Sanderson. Early show starts at 7. We wrap things up at 9

091814= I will be singing tomorrow at Echo Donut Lounge (friday 9/19 7pm) This place is the bees knees...the best addition to downtown Washougal in hundreds of years. FRESH donuts, great coffee, books, records, music gear and friendly people. Sarah& Bret have done a standup job in making this place a reality. Please come and support!

091114= Confluence Winery is where you can find me singing this week...Friday at 6. I am very excited to bring the sounds of late summer to this venue for the 1st time. Will be rocking with Lincolns Beard on Saturday at Caps N Taps Camas . FUN!

082614=A bunch of 'end of summer shows' this week. Mosey on over to the EVENTS page to see where I will be, and then come visit ...please bring ice.  ALSO delighted to be starting a new studio project with Eenie Meenie recording artist Blue Eyed Son.


080514= Heisen House Vineyards   a 'diamond in the rough' of a winery is dangerously close to losing their operating permit without costly changes before Sept 5. 'tis a rare occasion that Sarah and I perform together these days and each year we look forward to playing the twilight hours at this magical venue in the 100 year old barn. Dinner will be available from Mill Creek Pub and Heisen House is kid friendly with lots of open land to explore. Please join us there this Friday Aug. 8th from 6-9 and come prepared to take away a case of their exquisite wine! {The free download of 'Bombs' to the right is a great example of Sarah & Aram together} >>>>


072214= Got an earlybird show with Orphan Train this Thursday 7/24 at McMenamins Grand Lodge supporting The Low Bones we are on at 7 sharp

070614= back fro Plum Island vacation and ready to play a slew of Lincoln's Beard shows. Check out their site for dates.


061714= Wrapping up a beautifully crafted CD by veteran songwriter Rich DeVore. I had the pleasure of working with Rich in the 'Southern Cross' trio for a few years and have enjoyed working on his tunes. The record will be titled 'Wounded' and sends a touching tribute to all those that have been affected by war. It also touches on the joys and satisfaction of looking to the 'Twilight Years'. Rich crafted these songs around his 'drop D' 12 string style along with his expert standup bass skills. His wife Robin sings wonderful harmonies and I provide ear candy with percussion, electric guitars and keys.

061414= wrapping up in the studio (just in time for daddy daycare summer) is the upcoming release from songwriitng veteran Randy Cate. The album will be called 'Different kind of Same' and was  tracked at Ripcord studios by Scott Scott & then handed over to me to mix. (I LOVE MIXING!) Randy has penned songs for artists as varied as Ted Nugent to Dionne Warwick!. 

061114= Just finished up a new Luke and Laura. Contrary to rumor, this is NOT My and Sarah's POP project. wink wink


052714= Very Kind Review of new Lincoln's Beard CD:
So I've been listening to Honorary Sibling on a loop in my car for several days now with no sign of it getting old. Big kudos to you guys for putting out a hell of a good album. To be honest, I wasn't expecting a record with this much depth, maturity and sophistication. The songs themselves are catchy and strong, but I think its the song craft that really grabs me. Theres an attention to detail that is so obvious. Its easy to tell that each song was really thought out in terms of arrangement and production. I can't say enough good things about the studio work here. There are so many little details; change ups in guitar tone, banjo or keyboard fills, tasteful harmonies, etc that I don't hear on major label artists albums, let alone an indy band. And what really makes the thing shine is that none of it is overdone. Each piece of the puzzle sits so nicely with all the others, and that's no easy trick. 
Suffice to say, you knocked it out of the park, and all four of you ought to be really proud of this album. -David Redden

 051414= welcomed new VO clients Dan and April Bullard to KGS! check out their shenanigans a thttp://www.danbullard.com/

 

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