Aaron Moore

Aaron Moore

BandBlues

One of the last great boogie woogie & blues piano players/singers of the Mississippi Delta who developed the classic Chicago ensemble sound. He can rock the house with the best of them, & sing in a big booming voice, be-lying his mild-mannered off stage demeanor.

Biography

Aaron Moore is one of the survivors of the classic boogie-woogie piano style that permeated the 1950s Chicago blues scene. At age 87, he is just beginning to gain the notoriety that eluded him throughout most of his career. Known primarily as a backing musician, Moore provided accompaniment for be found such greats as Little Walter, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Hound Dog Taylor, Howlin’ Wolf, and Lonnie Brooks in a career that spans more than forty years.
Born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, Moore was encouraged in his piano playing by his mother, who was a music teacher and church piano player. Early influences included Curtis Jones and Memphis Slim, but much of his distinct sound comes from boogie-woogie legend Roosevelt Sykes whom he learned from and frequently performed with upon moving to Chicago. Moore focused on his career and family, and while becoming a local legend, did little touring outside of Chicago.
Upon retiring he has made playing his full-time interest. After backing up local bluesman Brewer Phillips on his Delmark debut, Moore gained the attention of producer Pete Nathan, who requested Aaron finally release his first solo album. His critically acclaimed debut “Hello World,” and the subsequent “Boot ‘Em Up,” (both on Chicago’s Delmark Records) solidified Moore’s place among the hierarchy of blues piano masters.
In recent years Aaron can be found touring the United States and abroad, playing both as a solo artist and backing other musicians like his good friend David “Honeyboy” Edwards. He continues to support other musicians in the studio as well, and can be heard on Cleveland Fats’ forthcoming release. While remaining a local hero, Aaron Moore is finally beginning to gain the recognition he so richly deserves.

Discography

Hello World, Delmark Records
Boot 'Em Up, Delmark Records

Set List

Aaron plays a mix of slow blues and boogie woogie, with a few cabaret classics on request. Roosevelt Sykes is a primary influence, and is often brought forth in his playing.