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Aerynn – Corroded Folk Music
Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek ST13 6AD
Doors 8pm. Performance 8.30pm.
Born and raised in Oregon, USA, aerynn is a singer-songwriter who lives and performs around Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Having performed in theatres, clubs, pubs, festivals,
forests, coffee shops, bars, boat yards, living rooms, streets, churches, meadows, market places and even a former bordello, she launched her 2018 Acoustic Spaces Series to expand this exploration. Late Spring also brings a mini-tour including dates with bass and fiddle to promote her upcoming single release and share new songs with her growingaudience.
Music has been a part of aerynn’s life for as long as she can remember, having grown up in a musical family, and she began writing songs as a coping mechanism through life’s inevitable
twists and turns. In 2015, her unreleased Light With You was awarded semi-Finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition, with her Summer Leaves ballad Returning receiving a Commended
Entry. Her music is an acoustic alternative corroded folk collection of stories from her life, lives that she’s witnessed, and a few she has yet to see.
Sleep In Heavenly Peace (2017) is Aerynn’s first full-length album, and surprisingly to her, it is comprised entirely of traditional carols. Spurred by the sudden tragic death of Aerynn’s keys player, Riverboat Steve, she decided to finish the festive music side-project they had started together in only a few short weeks, just in time for Christmas.
Summer Leaves (2015) is aerynn’s first release, comprised of five original songs selected from a vast repertoire. Moved by several of her friends having lost their fathers in one year,
she asked her dad Ray Brassfield to join her in this recording on upright bass. Together theyrecorded the live studio takes that comprise Summer Leaves, raw and unfiltered.
Window Room Records
“Impeccable, confident folk from an artist with alternative rock roots, Aerynn writes songs with grace and intrigue. Her formula strays from too much structure, enjoying refreshing, attention-grabbing rhythmic choices and stream-of-consciousness delivery. A bright take on a classic.”
Shannon Duvall, YouBloom Festival Headroom Blog “Aerynn has a refreshingly passionate and honest approach to songwriting and performance. Plus – when it comes to Americana she is the real thing!”
Andy Callen, Manchester Americana Festival “I thoroughly enjoyed what I was able to catch of Aerynn’s set, and it kept the yard full, so clearly the customers enjoyed it.”
Ian Hill-Smith, Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival Fringe “A positive warming experience despite the…sorrowful, melancholy even regretful lyrics…loss, battered emotions and sadness, yet …a strong vein of resilience…. The feelings of warmth come through aerynn’s richly expressive, soulful vocals and a softly, subtle guitar.”
Tom Franks of FolkWords Review on ‘Summer Leaves’ EP “Aerynn is a fabulous songwriter and performer with a breathtaking voice. Perfect for those nights when you just want to be lulled in to blissful trance.”
Chris Stairmand, venue owner,The Wharf, Macclesfield “Aerynn has a great melodic sense, above and beyond the magnificent voice. Her lyrics are well crafted and tell stories and create emotions…I could understand everything she sang.”
-John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald “Aerynn’s hauntingly beautiful voice accompanied with her articulate lyrics awed the packed house. ” –Local Expressions Hawaii, ARTventure Review