Black Deer Live Presents... Aaron Lee Tasjan

VENUE

The Prince Albert

DATE

October 30 2024

TIME

8:00 pm

PRICE

£19

Brighthelmstone and Black Deer Live are delighted to presented a genre crossing favourite loved by the Americana community. An absolutely incredible guitar player and very interesting songwriter.

“Aaron Lee Tasjan is a one-man music encyclopedia who can enthral audiences with a New York Dolls cover or 10-minute talking blues. The former glam band guitarist recently could be heard on Outlaw Country radio extolling the virtues of obscure acts in Nashville where he now lives….”The Independent

Aaron Lee Tasjan’s lastest album ‘Stellar Evolution’ is a record with songwriting beholden to nothing — no expectations, and certainly no genre. Just the pure sense of wonder and discovery that had made him fall in love with music as a kid in Orange County, devouring it all with no understanding or care for what was “cool.”

As he was writing, times became very dark for the queer community in the South. Bathroom bans and drag bans were enacted in Tennessee, while right-wing rhetoric around LGBT people became uglier and uglier. Tasjan knew this album needed to reflect the vibrant community that has become home to him.

From synth thrill rides like “Alien Space Queen” and “Horror Of It All,” to the woozy “The Drugs Did Me,” and the balladic “Dylan Shades,” these songs track Tasjan’s sonic shifts, and share personal moments of overcoming challenges and embracing change; for the world, they are universal in appeal and inclusive in intention. Stellar Evolution celebrates love, claims space and shines bright.