SCOTT MOSS (with band) + AARON BURDETT (duo) – Tickets – Free Range Brewing – Charlotte, NC – February 2nd, 2018

SCOTT MOSS (with band) + AARON BURDETT (duo)

MaxxMusic & Free Range Brewing Present

SCOTT MOSS (with band) + AARON BURDETT (duo)

Fri 2/2

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Free Range Brewing

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Scott Moss is a singer/songwriter from the iconic town of Shelby, NC--a town known for championship high school football and as the birthplace of Earl Scruggs. Scott’s music tells the story of growing up in this all-American town with a striking, and sometimes gritty honesty.

Throughout the 2000s, Scott played with WNC favorites Moonshine Jenny and Evergreen until joining Big Daddy Love in 2012. With BDL, Scott traveled most of the country with their mix of bluegrass, blues, southern-rock, and outlaw country. From acoustic coffee houses to opening for Bob Seger in front of 10,000 people, Scott’s dynamic stage presence and easy-going nature create an engaging and genuine experience for the crowd.

As you can see here, Scott Moss has a compelling stage presence whether he’s working solo, duo or with a band.
“A lot of great male voices have come from North Carolina including Eric Church, James Taylor, Randy Travis and Don Williams...Aaron Burdett has proven this his name needs to added to that list.” –Rick Amburgey, No Depression

“The more I listen, the more I like this music.” –Larry Stephens, The Lonesome Road Review

“Well-crafted original songwriting… a bit acoustic, a bit electric, and a bit early New Grass Revival.”–Casey Driessen (Béla Fleck, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Steve Earle)

“One of our favorite regional singer-songwriters.” —Martin Anderson, Program Director, WNCW, Spindale, NC

“His sense of melody and depth of lyrics is the perfect combination. His trajectory will be comparable to Ray LaMontagne and Amos Lee when people start to take notice. It will be exciting to watch.” — Brian Swenk (Big Daddy Love), The Mountain Times

Creating music isn’t a means to an end, it is an end with a meaning for Aaron Burdett. Writing and creating songs is rooted somewhere deep in his psyche; it’s something that can’t be denied and must be shared. His lyrics are soul-touching, intelligent, witty, and poetic all at once, while his music style is a seamless blend of Americana, country, blues, bluegrass, and folk-rock that cohesively creates a story.

Aaron is listed as one of the top 10 most important musicians of western North Carolina by WNC Magazine, alongside such greats as Doc Watson, Steep Canyon Rangers, and The Avett Brothers. He has also receivedcritical acclaim as a songwriter, winning Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs competition in 2012 with “Going Home to Carolina.” Aaron’s song “Magpie” won third place bluegrass song in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in 2013. Over the years Aaron has been a finalist in numerous other songwriting competitions, including The Mountain Stage Songwriting Contest, The NC Songwriter’s Cooperative Songwriting Contest, and the Hank Williams Songwriting Contest.

Aaron’s writing is as prolific and genuine as the man. He grew up the oldest of three boys in the fairly isolated small town in Saluda, NC, where the Blue Ridge meets the Smoky Mountains. When Aaron was about 10 years old he was introduced to the music of Cat Stevens, the first of many musical influences that include the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, and David Grier.

During his teen years, Aaron found his tenor voice in a choral setting and, performed in musical theater. In 1992 he went to the prestigious Governor’s School of North Carolina for choral music. In his 20s, he played extensively in Boone, NC and owned a music store that sold instruments and offered lessons.

No stranger to hard work, Aaron’s sense of adventure took him across the country working on various types of farms and ranches. While many mainstream country singers pay lip-service to the blue-collar working world, Aaron’s songs come from his life experiences.

After seeing a lot of his friends and musical colleagues struggle to be full-time musicians, sometimes at the cost of their marriages and family lives, Aaron moved back to his hometown and decided to go another route. He started a construction business, built a home for himself and his wife, and started a family, all while continuing to write songs and playing music, recording an album every year or two. In2013, Aaron decided to pursue music full time, so fast forward to 2017, and his distinctive clear voice has carried his dream into a successful career. Aaron’s songs effortlessly transition from solo performance to full band, with equal emotional impact on audiences.

Aaron has 7 albums, Refuge (2017 on Organic Records), Tinderbox (2015 on Organic records), Fruits of My Labor (2014 on Organic Records), Breathing Underwater (2012), Stand Up Eight (2010), Resolve (2008) , and The Weight of Words (2005).

Vocals, Guitar / Aaron Burdett
Lap Steel / Jackson Dulaney
Bass / Jeff Hinkle
Drums / James Kylen
Venue Information:
Free Range Brewing
2320 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC, 28205

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