Aaron Gibson


Called "truly unique"and "emotionally charged" by Get it on Vinyl, and described as “Masterful” by the A&M Arts Examiner, Aaron Gibson's distinctive style of playing perfectly supports his storytelling. Aaron, along with his wife and children, have their roots in a small tribal community near the Oregon coast where his poetic pursuits permeate his songwriting, visual art and woodworking. The forty six year old artist has been playing bass and singing in bands since the age of ten. Around 2009, Aaron decided to start releasing music as a solo artist and has delivered ten singles, three full length albums and thirty music videos. On January 1st of 2019, Aaron released ‘Horror Films and Sunday School’, a collaboration with Grammy Award winning composer and producer Nahuel Bronzini that features San Fransisco’s Amaranth Quartet, Celebrated UK bassist Steve Lawson, Mia Pixely, Talitha Gibson and world music bass virtuoso Jason Everett. Nahuel and Aaron have decided to continue their partnership and are entering the new decade as duo.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music gives me hope. Writing music provides me a way to analyze my problems deeply, then to distill them down into a state that I can take apart, sink my teeth into and create with. Then, it was pictures and phrases. Now, it is worlds and mazes

What is your music dream?

To make the most honest music that I am capable of.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Lady Stardust

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jesca Hoop, Ray LaMontagne, Iron & Wine, The Wood Brothers, Edgar Meyer, Guy Garvey, Peter Gabriel, Steve Lawson, Lisa Hannigan, Alice Phoebe Lou, Masego, The Beastie Boys.

What inspires you to make music?

Honestly? Well, that would be when everything turns to shit. I am not Atlas, so my burdens sometimes fall. When they do, I become prolific. Is that inspiration? Feels more like a curse.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Don’t drink the cool aid. Sincerely.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Terrified. Elated.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

It’s a grind. Every person has a grind, so that’s reality in every field. Music as a grind is better than construction, unless you hate music and love building things. Then music would be worse than construction.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far, I think it’s a great idea. Well implemented . Just needs more users

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Crippling self doubt.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I gig locally both as an artist and as a backing music for other local artists. I also attend shows whenever I can. I tip buskers.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

You need to have the ability to work your ass off consistently and have luck at the right time.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Benji Katz