Aaron Daniel

Seattle, Washington

At live shows, armed with a loop pedal and guitar, Aaron Daniel improvises songs on the spot, and his 2009 album, One Man Banned, is true to its name. Since dropping out of school in seventh grade, Daniel has clung to music; he created four albums before the age of 17. Through battles with homelessness and addiction, he has played every strange spot imaginable — from a Caribbean beach bar to a private gig for the Honduran president. Daniel’s gritty tales of recovery and truth rock out with a powerful, personal, kicking energy.

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