New Artist Spotlight: JB Aaron [WATCH]
Friday was the perfect day for a road-trip to Canandaigua to catch Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Frankie Ballard. What I didn't know was that I was in for a treat- a post concert parking lot concert of sorts.
The Dierks/Cole/Frankie concert was quite possibly the best I've ever been to, but it was packed, so my friend and I decided to hang back after the show and let the parking lot empty before we headed home. While we were waiting, a guy came over and introduced himself as JB Aaron, a Nashville recording artist who had the same idea as us. JB asked if we wanted to hang out and listen to some of his music and we figured we had nothing to lose, so said yes.
Let's be honest for a second. A lot of times when an aspiring act ask for critique, it puts me in a tough spot because I don't want to crush their dreams by gently offering subtle advice on how to better the sound if it's not all that great because even though they asked for honest advice, often they fire back nasty words when they don't hear the gushing praise they want. That wasn't the case with JB Aaron. I couldn't find any fault with his tone, lyrics or beat of the music.
JB started singing along to his most recent release 'Taillights N Dust' and that's when I pulled out my cell and started filming because I love his voice so much that I had to share with you. Take a listen:
JB is the youngest of six from a family from Niagara Falls where he served for 15 years as a firefighter and medical technician in the Town of Niagara with the Active Hose Fire Department. He started singing at the age of eight and has since shared the stage with the stage with acts like Miranda Lambert, Mark Wills, Low Cash Cowboys, Gloriana, Frankie Ballard and more.
JB now lives in Nashville where he’s hoping to catch his big break. In the meantime he's venues like the world renowned Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Whiskey Bent Saloon and Bootleggers Inn. He's collaborated with award winning songwriter Greg Crowe who’s written hit for Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Sammy Kershaw and others and if you're interested, you can check out some of JB’s other music here.