SONGBROKER ARTIST PROFILE: Q & A with Aaron Carpenter
When did you realise you wanted to make music?
Siting in on a jam at a trucking company my dad was driving for. Watching the bros playing the hits with 3 chords sitting on beer crates. I was 9.
Name two major musical influences and why?
Dylan, cause he painted a picture with every song and made you feel like it was personal.
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee power house duo blues on the porch made me tap my foot and talk my parents into buying me a harmonica.
What do you find most challenging about the creative process?
Having the quiet time to let whatever it is happen.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
Something good, bad, or ugly. Just something they didn’t walk into the room with. A smile, or tear, or even a swagger in their step.
What’s in the pipeline for 2016?
An album and some shows.