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Blake Aaron Shares His Passion at Wilson Creek Winery

Blake Aaron Shares His Passion at Wilson Creek Winery
Melina Paris

It’s that time again. The Wilson Creek Winery jazz concert is coming up and the talented
multi-faceted Blake Aaron is opening the show on September 13. Aaron will be followed by the high energy and charismatic team of Eric Darius and Larry Braggs.

Aaron says he is totally looking forward to playing at Wilson Creek Winery and adds,
“We also just got word that we have a very well-known special surprise guest coming. I can’t say his name but he’s going to appear with us on our set.”

Aaron is an accomplished musician, composer, recording artist and radio show host. His nationally syndicated weekly radio show is recorded live from host station KSBR and is streamed on iTunes. Aaron used to be a guest at the radio station from time to time and it was suggested to him that he had a good radio personality and should consider doing his own show.

He says, “I always wanted to do something live on the air; it seems like people play CD music, people do interview shows but no one has the artist come down and play live on air. I could play with them and it’s almost like the old MTV unplugged shows on the radio.”

So he took a bunch of radio classes and started broadcasting. He has built up the show over five years now and had many musically diverse artists on, from Anita Baker and Earl Klugh, to Jon Anderson, singer from the prog rock group Yes, Najee and Bill Medley.

Aaron mixes it up a bit with the show, incorporating some comedy, artist interviews and live and recorded music listening. It’s a variety radio show of sorts.

That variety also spills over into his playing. Aaron likes to include the blues in his repertoire, and on occasion has shared the stage and recorded with a wide range of R&B and funk artists, including Bobby Womack, Mary Wells, The Gap Band and Funkadelic. Aaron has also played in a lot of rock bands back in the Sunset Strip days.

Aaron explains, “Combining all that with my love for jazz and playing jazz, a lot of that does come out as the blues.”

Aaron adds he has been influenced by some great blues artists like, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, which has given him kind of a bluesy style as well.

On his Billboard single, “You’re the One for Me,” Aaron wrote the music and lyrics and got the soothing and sophisticated vocalist Spencer Day to sing on it. It’s a very soulful song which has that rich mix of influences that often unfolds in Aaron’s music.

He also has a new song out now called, “You’re My Miracle”, which he wrote along with Derek Bordeaux who will also appear with him at Wilson Creek. It’s an easy feeling, melodious number with rich layers of expression.

Aaron writes his own music and has composed music for film and TV. He has also been guitarist on many TV shows including, Mad TV, The Super Dave Osborne Show, Blue Collar TV, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment and many more.

He says he feels really lucky to perform his own music and be working on his fourth CD called Soul Stories, on which some of his latest singles will be featured. Playing for people is important to him as much as he loves the TV, film and production work he does for other artists.

The professional accomplishment that Aaron says he holds closest to his heart is,
“To do shows and put out music I’ve written and seeing the effect it has on people’s lives, it’s what I hold the closest to my heart. I feel very blessed to do what I love and have a wonderful family to share it all with. We have a little boy who just turned one and a five-and-a-half-year-old daughter.”

This year is sure to bring a highly entertaining show. Aaron wants his fans to know that they are really looking forward to seeing everybody out there at The Wilson Creek Winery. Come enjoy a night offering nothing short of pure musical expression and diversity with Blake Aaron.