Aaron Maxwell plays guitar and sings about half the lead vocals in God Street Wine. Here for your pleasure is
All About Aaron
One of the hardest things that I have learned about myself, is that- I am indeed a musician. I remember when I was growing up people would often ask me what it was that I wanted to pursue in my life. I had absolutely no idea. Music? That was just something that I did for the fun of it. I started out playing the trumpet in fourth grade, and continued up until graduating from high school. I played in the school orchestra, which in my opinion, was much cooler than the marching band. Looking back, I am very happy that I chose that route. My parents were, and still are, music teachers. My father, Harold Lieberman, is a Professor of music at Ramapo College in NJ, and my mom Toby, teaches youngsters how to play the piano. Growing up I was always exposed to music, and there was always a piano, or trumpet around for me to pick up. I remember driving with my father and listening to jazz radio. I was always astounded by his ability to name every song, say who the musicians were, and sing the solos note for note. I would try to imitate him when I myself listened to music. Now that I think about it, those were my first exercises in ear training. One of the most important things my father would tell me was, before you can play anything on your instrument, you first must be able to hear it in your own head. That is something I have tried to apply since then, it is always my goal when playing in GSW.- Sometimes I even achieve that goal. Anyway, I started getting into rock and roll in junior high school. Groups like The Dead, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, etc... All the usual classic rock bands that every suburban kid likes at one time or another growing up. My friend Josh had a guitar and an amp, and I would go over to his house after school and he would turn up really loud and play blues licks. I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever heard, so I asked him to show me a few chords, which he did. I guess I got pretty into it, and convinced my parents to buy me a guitar. They bought me this piece of junk for 15 dollars, which I later smashed in the bushes by my house, and I learned how to play the blues scale, and a few chords. I continued to play all throughout high school with friends, but the last thing I thought I would be doing wasÝ playing rock and roll for a living. I started getting more and more into jazz after high school, and after meandering for a while, I finally decided that I wanted to go to music school. I auditioned at the Manhattan School of Music and to my surprise, I was accepted. It was there that I first met Lo and Dan, who were in some of the same classes as me. It turned out that I lived on the same block as they did, and we started hanging out. One day Lo expressed to me that he had written a lot of songs, some of which he had recorded on his Fostex 4-track. He asked me if I wanted to try to sing a couple of them. I had never really sang anything very seriously before, but I told him I would give it a shot. I had never really thought about lyrics so much before, it was always the music that I listened to first. It was not until recently that I have started to think of myself as a singer, and knowing what a song is about, makes it so much easier to put myself into the song.
Readers want to know....
show... That might have been a show we played in Columbia MO. at
a club called The Blue Note. About 30 people showed up in a place that
held at least 800. There were many strange goings on that night like,
we had a couple of people come up onstage to play guitar solos even
though they didn't know how to play. Eventually, we had the entire audience
crowd around the front of the stage, and we posed for a picture with
the entire audience.
Sushi, Pizza, New York Bagels, Pasta and of course a good deli sandwich.
you wear in bed? Sometimes boxer briefs, sometimes I go in the raw.
Philosophy of life. If you can't eat it, then it's not worth having.
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