Aimee Bushong
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Aimee Bushong

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Dec
08
Aimee Bushong @ Puttin' Pub

Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Oct
21
Aimee Bushong @ Lincoln's Road House

Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver, Colorado, USA

Oct
13
Aimee Bushong @ Puttin' Pub

Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Lakewood, Colorado, USA

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“Aimee Bushong knows how to work it and she takes her craft seriously” Dave Herrera-Westword Newspaper, Denver, CO



“Aimee Bushong plays an aggressive guitar coupled with equally aggressive lyrics and a voice that rocks the stage” Autumn Phillips-Steamboat Today, Steamboat, CO



“Bushong is willing to expose her soul for the music” Al Lewis, Denver Post



“There is a fiery presence illuminating from the stage that comes out of her powerful, articulate, performance…her powerful vocals kept the audience locked into the four hour gig” Rolf Hauge-Riff Magazine, Denver, CO



“She’s the BEST songwriter I have ever heard!” Alayne Ginsberg, Aimee’s mom



“She is one hot chick playing on that guitar” Some drunk guy at a show



“She has such a great voice! It sounds like Janis Joplin!” many random people

- lots of different ones


Discography

Aimee Bushong- solo acoustic EP
Aimee Bushong "Bacon and Eggs" LP
sound bites available on www.aimeebushong.com

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Bio

Aimee Bushong is one funky gal. Not a lot of people expect such soul to come out of such a petite white girl, but this chick has a voice that is constantly being compared to Janis Joplin which Bushong takes as a compliment. She even has a song entitled, “I Don’t Sing Janis” claiming, “Janis is her own entity and should be left alone to admire, not copy” she admits. Classically trained on the piano, Bushong didn’t start playing the guitar until 1996, when after hearing Robert Johnson for the first time she taught herself the art of finger style blues and then moved on to slide. Bushong’s music is an intricate mix of all original finger style, slide and electric blues, soft rock ballads and funky, eclectic rock and jazz, and sometimes even a few punk tunes.

Bushong can capture an audience with a romantic country flavor tune entitled “Daniel” sang partly in French, and then turn the mood completely around with her song, “Bacon and Eggs” about choosing to have a late post bar hopping snack instead of inviting an attractive man inside for a late night romp. On stage Bushong emulates raw sexuality dressing in what she calls, “stripper wear”(She did a short stint as an exotic dancer to pay for her first CD). With a guitar strapped around her neck, wearing six-inch platform heels, a catholic schoolgirl skirt and shaking her mop of blonde curls, she definitely knows how to work a crowd.

Not only does Bushong play guitar and sing, she also blows a mean harmonica all at the same time! She started playing the harp because she felt, as a solo guitar player it was difficult to add in lead parts without disrupting the flow of the rhythm. At first playing solo acoustic shows, Bushong searched long and hard to find drummer Jeff Youngman and bass player Sean Plumb who now form the Aimee Bushong Band. “They are the most professional, reliable musicians I have met. It was a God send that I finally found two incredible musicians who’s desire to play is as strong as mine.”

The Aimee Bushong band plays all over Denver and the mountains in venues large and small. She was also selected as one of six people, and the only woman, to compete in the 2002 Telluride Blues and Brews acoustic blues competition. She has over four hours of original music and is a prolific songwriter. She has also recently taken up being sponsored by Jagermeister, one of the most popular international brands of liquor.

Bushong is a workhorse, doing all of the managing, booking and PR for her band until someday, “I can just concentrate on the music and pay someone else to do the grunt work.” She has also been praised by Grammy award winning artist Gerry Beckley, front man for the band America. “Aimee Bushong has the raw talent, drive and enthusiasm to make for a successful musician.”