with Alexa Carter
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Joe's on Weed Street, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Aaron Lewis is the Grammy-nominated songwriter and lead singer of Staind. Always a storyteller, he continues that tradition with the solo material. Country music comes naturally for Aaron Lewis.
In fact, the Staind frontman never strayed very far from country. It's something that he grew up with. It's something that he comes back to. It's something that inspires him. It's something that's in his blood. Hints of that are present in the stripped honesty and acoustic melodies of Staind hits such as "Outside," "It's Been Awhile," and "So Far Away." In terms of songwriting, Town Line was an organic progression for Lewis. "The country accompaniment naturally complements my acoustic guitar playing," he says. "These songs are country in the sense of classic Americana. They're simple, understated, and founded on quality songwriting. If you put a country accompaniment to any of the songs that I've written over the years on my acoustic, all of them would work as country tunes. When a song comes from an acoustic, it can go in any direction you want it to go. I always write and play the same way. The only difference here is the accompaniment."
$1 from each ticket fee goes toward, “It Takes A Community Foundation,” a 501c3 non-for-profit, was founded by Aaron Lewis his wife Vanessa. The charity’s focus is reviving rural communities throughout the greater New England area. The charity will work with local leaders and community organizations who have firsthand knowledge of the needs of their communities. It will strive to raise funds and support these community groups who strengthen, engage and enrich the communities they are in, sustain diminishing public services, and provide assistance to communities in crisis. We will work to unite resources and ideas to help people and communities create a better tomorrow.