Aaron Squirrel

Aaron Squirrel

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The potential for wide ranging appeal exist for this band. They are marketable to: Rock events, Modern Jazz Festivals, Blues Festivals, Jam Band Festivals, World Music Events. Squirrel has already begun to make a name for himself, opening up for acts such as Eric Johnson.

Biography

Aaron is a highly regarded talent from the State of Oklahoma. He is of partial Native American descent (Loyal Shawnee). Described as a guitar prodigy, he blends his vast array of influences into his own unique sound & style. Blues, Jazz, Fusion & Rock melded together to form Bluesion. A term he uses to describe his original material. Most recently, at the age of 18, he recorded, mixed, and composed all the tracks for his self-released debut C.D.
Aaron had the honor of opening for Grammy winning, guitar great Eric Johnson at Stage Center in OKC (June 07). He has opened for Favored Nations artist Johnny A twice (at the age of 16) 2005 at Bricktown Live & (17)2006 at the Bricktown Ballroom. Played the main stage at the 2006 Stillwater Blues Festival garnering high praise from W.C. Handy & Blues award nominee Bill Homans a.k.a. " Watermelon Slim". By invitation (15 yrs old) joined Oklahoma Blues Festival founder Jimmy “junior” Markham for his closing set at the 2005 festival. Played an extended set (main stage) prior to NAMMY award winner “Cecil Gray and Red Dawn” at the 2005 D.C. & Selby Minner’s “Dusk till Dawn” Blues Festival. Been a featured performer at Toby Keith’s “I love this Bar & Grill”, during Toby’s 1st New Talent Night. Performed at the U.C.O. Jazz lab in Edmond Okla. (a venue that has hosted Winford Marsalis & many other’s). Aaron has received attention from Keeley electronics and Palette Amplifiers. At 13 yrs old was filmed by the Discovery Channel while playing guitar at the Gibson Guitar Factory showroom in Memphis Tenn.. At the age of 15 he won Guitar Center of Okla. City’s “Guitarmaggedon”. In 2006, at the age of 17, he won OKC Guitar Center's "King of the Blues" guitarist competition. Aaron has joined many notable performers on stage: 2005 W.C. Handy award nominee & Blues Award nominee “Watermelon Slim”, Tony Mathews (Ray Charles 1st hand picked guitarist & a 20 yr. member of the Ray Charles Band.), Casanova Brown (son of the “Late” great Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown), Joseph Buchanan (nephew of the "Late" great guitarist Roy Buchanan), and many of the Okla. Blues Hall of Fame members at “one time or another”.
As Bill Conklin (founder / owner of Conklin Guitars) stated, "He's was definitely the most amazing 17 yr. old guitarist to roll through our shop." Aaron is currently an unsigned artist.

Discography

Aaron Squirrel Trio - Live at KGOU
Aaron Squirrel- Aaron Squirrel

Set List

Typical set list lasts any where from 45min. to 2 1/2 hours can be longer if needed. We mix originals with a few covers, Jimi Hendrix, The New Mastersounds. But, mainly stick to playing our brand of music which I describe as Blusion.
1. Funky Shoes (original)
2. Party for everyone! (original)
3. Land of Nod (The New Mastersounds)
4. Rain Flower (original)
5. Runnin from trouble (original)
6. If 6 was 9/Who Knows ( Jimi Hendrix)
7. Pink Allmonds (original)
8. Hey Henry!/ Machine Gun (original)/(Hendrix)
9. This Sunset's for Stow (original)
10. Jaco Blue (Craig Wetz)
11. Bonheur (original)
12. Voodoo Chile (Hendrix)
13. Little Wing (Hendrix)