:: RECENT & FORTHCOMING from AARON BERG ::
2013 - "Saint Valentine", five new songs released digitally with 10" vinyl pressing to follow
Spring 2015 - "Huckster's Dream", five new songs based on poetry by Southern Zen Poet, Doc Huckster
Spring 2015 - Audio Book: "Midnight Shining Sun", novella length travelogue read by Aaron
:: Special HUCKSTER'S DREAM preview ::
Aaron Berg is an American musician and author whose work grows out of the troubadour tradition of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen. Born in South Carolina in 1984 to mom & pop owners of one of the oldest record stores in the United States, Berg's style is a broad river of American folk, pop, and experimental influences. At age eighteen Aaron moved to New York City before departing from conservatory studies after two years to record, tour, and perform in the NYC folk scene, culminating in an extended national tour in 2007 following his first self-produced album, Songs For Madame X. This official site offers a definitive collection of videos, news, music, and concert updates. As an introduction to Aaron’s music we offer TWO FREE PUBLIC DOWNLOADs featuring 6 songs each drawn from five releases ranging from nocturnal hymns of soul-powered Americana to threadbare acoustic demos, bootlegs, and live tapes. Berg’s current discography includes: Saint Valentine (2013), Exiles In Paradise (2012), Midnight Shining Sun (Book/CD; 2010), Love & Coffee Tapes (2007-2010), Songs For Madame X (2007).
In September 2012, Aaron Berg relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. "Saint Valentine" is the first set of new material since his migration. Written and recorded at his apartment on Summit Avenue just a few blocks from Music City's legendary Music Row the tracks are entirely a solo effort featuring a range of layered performances. The five songs outline a wintery landscape colored by reverberant voices and shimmering ambient overtones. The mood as Southern Zen poet Doc Huckster desecribes is: "Divine...melancholy but divine." Berg wrote the songs, performed, and recorded the entire project in eight weeks in total isolation in literally every room of the apartment where he lives lending a distinctively intimate edge to a lyricism which is both resilient as well as nostalgic. "Saint Valentine" will be released digitally May 2013 with possible CD and 10" vinyl pressings to follow.
"Saint Valentine" was written, recorded, and performed by Aaron Berg using 1999 Martin HD-28, Silvertone Nylon String F-63-FK, Fender Telecaster ('52 Reissue), Casio CDP-100 (w. AIR Filters), 1983 Fender Squier Precision Bass (Japan), 1998 Romano Solano Contrabass Violin, Fender Deville Twin, Acoustic B600 (w. 4x10), Rode NT1-A, SM57 Beta, M-Box, Protools LE, Macbook Pro.
Produced & Mixed by Aaron Berg in Nashville, TN (January - March 2013)
Mastered by James E. Oliva in Nashville, TN
Cover Photograph by Esther Rimer (c) 2013