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An Evening with the Aaron Burdett Acoustic Trio

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Magnolia Roots Music Lounge

219 South White Street

Wake Forest, NC 27587

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The Wake Forest Listening Room and Magnolia Roots Music Lounge are thrilled to bring Aaron Burdett back for a second performance, featuring James Bernabe on mandolin and Kim France on bass.


Creating music isn’t a means to an end, it is an end with a meaning for Aaron Burdett.

Writing and creating songs is rooted somewhere deep in his psyche; it’s something that
can’t be denied and must be shared. His lyrics are soul-touching, intelligent, witty, and
poetic all at once, while his music style is a seamless blend of Americana, country, blues,
bluegrass, and folk-rock that cohesively creates a story.

Aaron is listed as one of the top 10 most important musicians of western North Carolina
by WNC Magazine, alongside such greats as Doc Watson, Steep Canyon Rangers, and
The Avett Brothers. He has also receivedcritical acclaim as a songwriter, winning Our
StateMagazine’s Carolina Songs competition in 2012 with “Going Home to Carolina.”
Aaron’s song “Magpie” won third place bluegrass song in the prestigious Chris Austin
Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in 2013. Over the years Aaron has been a finalist in
numerous other songwriting competitions, including The Mountain Stage Songwriting
Contest, The NC Songwriter’s Cooperative Songwriting Contest, and the Hank Williams
Songwriting Contest.

Aaron’s writing is as prolific and genuine as the man. He grew up the oldest of three
boys in the fairly isolated small town in Saluda, NC, where the Blue Ridge meets the
Smoky Mountains. When Aaron was about 10 years old he was introduced to the music
of Cat Stevens, the first of many musical influences that include the Grateful Dead, Led
Zeppelin, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, and David Grier.

During his teen years, Aaron found his tenor voice in a choral setting and, performed in
musical theater. In 1992 he went to the prestigious Governor’s School of North Carolina
for choral music. In his 20s, he played extensively in Boone, NC and owned a music
store that sold instruments and offered lessons.

No stranger to hard work, Aaron’s sense of adventure took him across the country
working on various types of farms and ranches. While many mainstream country singers
pay lip-service to the blue-collar working world, Aaron’s songs come from his life
experiences.

After seeing a lot of his friends and musical colleagues struggle to be full-time
musicians, sometimes at the cost of their marriages and family lives, Aaron moved back
to his hometown and decided to go another route. He started a construction business,
built a home for himself and his wife, and started a family, all while continuing to write
songs and playing music, recording an album every year or two. In2013, Aaron decided
to pursue music full time, so fast forward to 2017, and his distinctive clear voice has

carried his dream into a successful career. Aaron’s songs effortlessly transition from solo
performance to full band, with equal emotional impact on audiences.
Aaron has 7 albums, Refuge (2017 on Organic Records), Tinderbox (2015 on Organic
records), Fruits of My Labor (2014 on Organic Records), Breathing Underwater
(2012), Stand Up Eight (2010), Resolve (2008) , and The Weight of Words (2005).

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