"Exiles In Paradise" - recorded in Chicago, mixed in Nashville

 

Available digitally at:  Amazon  and  iTunes

"'Exiles in Paradise', the sophomore effort from Greenville, S.C.’s Aaron Berg, may tilt twangy, but it’s not your run-of-the-mill Americana record. Buoyed by Berg’s strong poetic narrative bent, the tight interplay between his band, the Heavy Love, crucial accents (pedal steel and Dobro from Mike Bagwell, and fiddle from Califone’s Jim Becker on one track), and a welcome variety of tempo-shifts make the moody Exiles an early contender for one of the Carolinas’ finest country-rock entries of the year. The 10 tracks were recorded virtually live in a two-day session in Chicago with just a few overdubs added later.  The album  pulses with energy as a result

                                                            - John Schacht - Shuffle Magazine (Charlotte)

"Folk-rap troubadour Aaron Berg kicked it up a notch with a full-band show at the Lexington Avenue Brewery on Saturday.  Berg has long been known as an introspective folk singer, but with the electric band he gets the freedom to stretch the songs a little and, ultimately, treat the listener to a different experience."

                                                    - Laura Blackley - Citizen Times (Asheville)

"We snagged a couple of CD’s to wrap and give to ourselves for Christmas but of course we were listening to one of them as soon as we got in the car. The new Scott H. Biram album is patiently waiting for his turn in the CD player but Aaron Berg & The Heavy Love’s Exile In Paradise has been in constant rotation since it hit our stereo. Aaron Berg is a local artist and this is an amazing CD; buy it or check him out live and if you are anything less than blown away, I will personally reimburse you for the efforts."

                                                    - Brett at Upstate Under Your Nose

 

Exiles In Paradise:

Recorded by:  Ryan Neuschafer at North Branch Studios - Chicago, IL

Additional Tracking:  Aaron Berg & The Heavy Love at Big X Studios - Piedmont, SC

Executive Producer:  Kristin Isgett and Dubmaster G

Produced by:  Aaron Berg & The Heavy Love for Big X Productions, INC

Mixed by:  Stephen Jones at Toy Box Studios - Nashville, TN

Mastered by:  John Baldwin - Nashville, TN

Photographs taken during the recording of "Exiles In Paradise" - Chicago, IL

   

The Big X Studio - Piedmont, SC