Join country music artist and 2020 CMA Ontario nominee Aaron Allen for an afternoon concert. Showtime is 2pm EDT, so gather the family and get ready to hear some genuine Canadiana country in a show dedicated to all of our families in the brain tumour community.
The concert will be broadcast on facebook live, so be sure to login in and listen.
Aaron’s story will sound familiar to many. Faced with some serious personal challenges as he entered his teenage years, country music became his lifeline and song writing the outlet for his pain and frustration. Allen made a promise to himself that he would make country music his career, even though – thanks to his wife – tattooing eventually helped pay the bills. Allen is well on his way to keeping that promise.
In late 2018 Aaron Allen started working on new material with producer Jeff “Diesel” Dalziel (Brett Kissel, The Washboard Union, Andrew Hyatt). Allen’s style remains as honest and true-to-life as ever but after years of forging a devoted fan base as an independent artist, the time has finally come to take the next step and reach more ears.
“All I had was my voice and a guitar so country music was really the only way to go for me” Allen says. “I’ve always loved how simple and direct great country songs are. They go straight to the heart and that’s what I’ve always tried to achieve with songs I write. I feel like my favourite artists are speaking specifically to me and I hope people have that feeling when they hear my songs.”
Indeed, just as a tattoo is permanent, Aaron Allen’s songs make an emotional impact just as lasting. Look for him to soon be included in the conversation about Canada’s most promising country music stars.
Over the last 20 years Aaron has been extremely active in playing live shows all over Canada and even touring into the US. Here are just a few notable shows on his resume.
In 2016 he shared the stage with Tim Hicks, Aaron Pritchett and many others playing the CCMA Budweiser Gardens Parking Lot Kick Off Show. In 2017 he had the pleasure of sharing the stage with acts like Dallas Smith and Thomas Rhett playing Trackside Music Festival. In 2019 he opened for The Washboard Union at Juno Fest. At the 2019 Anthem Records CCMA After Party Aaron shared the stage with acts like The Reklaws, Meghan Patrick and Aaron Goodvin.
Aaron has always found a deep passion for writing his own music which led him to routine visits to Nashville where he’s written with elites such as Phil Barton, James Barker and Jimmy Thow of Sons of Daughters.