Coultrain

Coultrain

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandR&BSoul

Without sounding cliche or idealistic: I hope 2 really leave an impact thru my art, 2 tell stories, & drop my little pieces of my philosophies inside it.

Biography

Born the only son of a Baptist preacher and registered nurse, Aaron Michael Frison, known to the public as Coultrain, was exposed to a multitude of musical genres starting with gospel, then from Blues to Jazz. He credits his parents, and their upbringing as major attributes to his gift, as well as his stern integrity. The stories Coultrain's father preached would eventually find their way into his own growth and style. The tone his mother carried in her angelic voice would characterize his tone, hence the heavy gospel influence in Coultrain’s vocal texture as well as the message.
Musically speaking, Coultrain penned the majority of PPP’s (formerly Platinum Pied Pipers) acclaimed album Abundance (2008), as well as performing the subsequent Abundance tour both domestically and internationally. He self-released his first LP The Adventures of Seymour Liberty (JuJu Dust/P-Vine) in the fall of 2007, to the reception of critical media acclaim in Soul music’s underground. In early 2010, Coultrain released a 7” inch through Recordbreakin’ titled The Wanderer/Balancing Act. Coultrain’s latest release, "GodMustBeABoogieMan" the EP was released online (August 2010) to the same acclaim as his previous musical efforts. Plans are in the works for his next full length release -- the next official chapter of the Seymour Liberty series in early 2011.

Discography

Discography:

The Adventures Of Seymour Liberty (CD, Album)
JuJu Dust Music (2008)

The Wanderer / Balancing Act (7" + Vinyl)
Record Breakin' Music (2010)

Coultrain as Seymour Liberty: GodMustBeABoogieMan EP
Self-Released (2010)

Appears On:
The Book Of Steven Volume I (CD)
Waxx Cold Hav Knot Entertainment (2005)

Your All (CDr, Album) Fly, Many Lives
JoWillie Music 2005

BeautifulWonderful / Pistol Whipped (12") Pistol Whipped
(Waajee...
OM Hip Hop (2007)

Cipher Inside (CD, Album) All I Know (Remix)
F5 Records (2007)

Northside Phenomenon (File, MP3) Hello Morning
F5 Records (2007)

To Serve With Love (Album) â—„ (3 versions)
OM Hip Hop (2007)

To Serve With Love (CD, Album)
OM Hip Hop (2008)

To Serve With Love (CD, Album, Promo)
Om Records (2007)

To Serve With Love (CD, Album)
High Note Records
OM Hip Hop (2008)

Abundance Official Mixtape (CD, P/Mixed)
Bling47 Recordings (2008)

Bean Pie (File, MP3, EP)
Counterfeit Version
Cobblestone Rock Music (2008)

Fresh Selects - Loose Joints (21xFile, MP3, Comp, 320)
A Lil Taste
Fresh Selects (2008)

Love...Meaning(12",Single)
Move Next Music (2008)

Luire Presents... Friends We Love (CD, Mixed, Comp)
So Fine Toy's Factory (2008)

On A Cloud (12", Single) /Angel
Ubiquity Records (2008)

The Karma EP (EP) â—„ (2 versions)
East 16th (2008)

The KarmaEP(CD,EP)
East 16th (2008)

The Karma EP (4xFile, MP3, EP, 160)
East 16th (2008)

To Serve With Love Promo EP (CDr, EP, Promo) Actioneer (Waajeed Remix)
OM Hip Hop (2008)

Abundance (Album) (2 versions)
Ubiquity Records (2009)

Abundance (CD, Album)
Ubiquity Records (2009)

Abundance (2xLP)
Ubiquity Records (2009)

HVW8 x Fresh Selects present... The Mixtape (File, MP3, Mixed, Promo)
Hater/ Love...Meaning
Fresh Selects
HVW8 Records (2009)

Hawthorne Headhunters (12") She Wanna, Do 4 U, Man...
HVW8 Records (2009)

Tracks Appear On:

Soulful...ish (12") /Love/Hate
Uprising Music (2002)

Hip-Hop & Soulful...ish (2xCD)
Soulhipish (Intro), He...
Uprising Music 2003

Suite903 No.15 (2xCD) The Hustler
Fader Label (2007)

Waajeed Production Mix CD: Re-Edits, Re-Fixes & Re-Mixes (CDr, Mixed)
The Hustler, The Rush ...
Bling47 Recordings (2007)

Dirty Soul Electric (CD, Comp)
The Girl Of My Dreams
BBE (2008)

Mellow Voices - Wonder Love Collection (CD, Comp, Dig) Green
P-Vine Records (2008)

Spirit & Soul-Hop Sampler '09 (File, MP3, Sampler)
Edge Of Rusic Records (2009)

-Self-released his debut solo album, The Adventures Of Seymour Liberty. Pressed up a limited run of 5,000 copies and sold out in a
matter of months through strictly hand-to-hand sales. The album also
received a rating of 89 out of 100 on Okayplayer & made
Soulbounce.com's Best Of 2008 lists numerous times

-Wrote & co-starred on heralded Detroit producers, PPP's (Platinum Pied Pipers) critically acclaimed album, Abundance, released on Ubiquity Records. Rated 4 1/2 stars out of 5 on AllMusicGuide and 90 out of 100 on Okayplayer.

-Recently recorded a project with Waajeed for Universal Music Group for use in licensing on TV & movies. Previous song placements already included shows such as MTV's The Hills & Making The Band, and FX's Damages; as well as compilations by BBE and Cornerstone/FADER's Suite903 series.

-Has written for & appeared on songs by a variety of artists,
including R&B sensation, Jazmine Sullivan (J Records/Sony),
platinum-selling producer B Money (Jay-Z/50 Cent), and indie artists like Black Spade (Om) and Roc C (Stones Throw) and Glasses Malone

-Strong online presence with features including being the MySpace Featured Artist of the week with PPP. Also prominently featured on the PPP Abundance Mixtape free download, which has clocked over 25,000 downloads to date. Extended coverage on noteworthy sites/blogs like AllHipHop, Potholes In My Blog, Nah Right, 2DopeBoyz, Okayplayer, Fresh Selects, SoulUK, and more.

-Performed on international tours in the U.S., Europe and Australia with PPP