“Break a leg” has a much more personal meaning for Nashville, Tennessee’s Aaron Moses – one that’s shaped him into the artist and, more importantly, human he is today.
Diagnosed with Fibrous Dysplasia, Moses has fought his bones his entire life. And when you battle yourself at the basest level, you learn exactly who you are and what you’re capable of being despite the circumstances you find yourself in.
While recovering from another physical setback in his home state of Indiana, Moses threw himself into his writing. And what he ended up with – a notebook full of authentic, raw tunes – grabbed ahold of the good folks at Zodlounge Music Productions and wouldn’t let go. After a little over a year of recording, Disease For The Better, Moses’ debut album, was released in September of 2009.
The nine-track tribute to the pain that almost kept him out of Nashville for good hits the ear as anything but inexperienced. Moses, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Neil Young, Jeff Buckley, and Ryan Adams, seamlessly interweaves sturdy lyricism, melodic sensibility, and tight musicianship… and wraps it all up in a vocal vulnerability that conveys unquestionable sincerity and a true sense of personal ownership of the songs.
Self-produced with the assistance of Matt Riefler and Eric Romary, 2013’s Madness serves as a cathartic attempt to make sense of struggle while continuing to find joy along the way. Noticeably more minimalistic than the previous album, Madness allows the listener space to take in the complex subject matter and process the complicated coexistence of uncertainty, discomfort, and hope.
Aaron Moses is currently working on a third studio project.