Make It Blue Monday
Aaron Paul has been recording and performing in his home state of MN for many years before making the move to Nashville. Drawing from multiple influences, his music will cross over multiple genres while still maintaining a personal style. Being mainly a solo artist, Aaron has just completed his second album at a local Nashville studio. "Open Water" will be released online in the next month and in CD form in Dec. Aaron has described this album as his most ambitious effort to date.
“Something authentic coming out of Nashville that is fresh, real, fun and yet filled with social commentary set to a distinct style of music... Woody Guthrie meets Robert Johnson meets Steve Earle meets Sam Bush meets Del McCoury meets Scott Joplin meets Steeleye Span might begin to describe the sound of the Shelby Bottom String Band but still doesn’t do it justice because of the uniqueness of the lyrical content.” Sharon Cobb, The Examiner
"Whether waxing nostalgic about bygone days or lamenting the contemporary scourge of mountain top removal, the new-fashioned old-time music of the Shelby Bottom String Band is awash in humanity, humor and insight – all of it wrapped in a warm pocket of nimble down-home rhythms. East Nashville’s best-kept, most danceable secret."
Bill Friskics-Warren, contributor to New York Times and Washington Post
"Near to East Nashville's Shelby Bottoms is a dense intersection called Five Points. Metaphorically, the SBSB stands at its own Five Points, where humor and history, generosity of spirt, musical skill and an inimitable groove all meet--and that's a mighty good place to be."
Jon Weisberger, critic for Nashville Scene
Jack Silverman (Critics Pick, Nashville Scene) described this six-piece Americana band of seasoned musicians as “formidable.” The band has produced two popular YouTube videos: “East Nashville Rag and “Don’t Blow Up The Mountain.”