Friday Night with Aaron Lipp

Live Music Fans,

It’s Spring Time in the high country and officially time to leave your Winter caves.  The entire valley is under the spell of Cabin Fever Syndrome and we are all looking for a cure.  Luckily, there are so many options for entertainment in the area and I’m happy to say we can provide one of them.  This act comes highly recommended and I expect we are in for some sweet live music once again in the little old byob room.  Come on out and join in the fun.  Why not?

See you at the shows!


Check out the website for a good look at this talented touring musician.  Just the kind we like to host.  Here’s a few words on Aaron and his band.  This will be a solo show.

“About Aaron Lipp & The Slack Tones “

“While wielding sweet-toned electric guitar, groove hungry upright bass slapping, rock solid drumming and a screaming fiddle, the Slack Tones will help you find yourself in a 1950’s rockabilly club mixed with dead-on bluegrass flatpicking and new original songwriting. With their new record featuring Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers on one of the tracks, Aaron Lipp & The Slack Tones are kicking the season off right. If you enjoy mind-bending guitar riffs over infectious old school rockabilly rhythms with original songwriting about today’s times and troubles, you won’t be disappointed!

Aaron is from Naples, NY and has been a professional musician since age 16. From performing on stage, recording in the studio and teaching lessons, he has found his place in music . Throughout a multitude of different genre adventures and instrumentation, he has found home in traditional Appalachian old time music, classic bluegrass sounds, and the blues – all fused into a new sound of the next generation, while paying tribute to the traditions of our ancestors.

Aaron grew up in a musical family and began playing piano at age four.  Throughout childhood, he picked up other instruments such as drums, bass, guitar, trumpet, organ, harmonica, and more. Coming from a musical family he was surrounded by all types of music from a very young age. From folk and bluegrass to rock and blues, these early years were the foundation of a long musical journey. Later in May 2006, Aaron joined Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, a local Rochester Original Roots Reggae and Dub band. He played a multitude of instruments for the group including Rhodes, Clavinet, Hammond B3 Organ, slide guitar, harmonica, wurlitzer, lap steel, guitar, and banjo. In a span of six years.

During this era, Panda put out two live albums – “Live Up! Vol.1 & 2”, and two studio albums – “In These Times” & “Country.” Giant Panda toured constantly all over the country logging nearly half a million miles on the road. Panda later released “Steady” and “Bright Days” which feature Aaron on many instruments and harmony vocals. Throughout these years on the road and little time at home, Aaron dove heavily into Old Time and Bluegrass music, learning the traditional practices of clawhammer banjo, bottleneck slide guitar, dobro, flatpicking guitar, blues harp, old time fiddle and upright bass.  Sacred steel music on the Hammond Organ and Lap Steel guitar was heavy in motion for the next musical touring adventure.

In March 2013, Aaron began touring with internationally renowned pedal-steel funk/soul guitarist Robert Randolph & The Family Band playing Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards, Guitar and sang backup vocals for the group. During this time, he shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Anders Osbourne, The Slide Brothers, and more as well as performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Kelly and Michael show. The group toured through Europe in early summer 2013 as well as a heavily scheduled album release tour of “Lickety Split” on the mainland United States.

Since early winter 2013, Aaron has taken an extended hiatus from touring to pursue several musical projects as well as diverse original songwriting. He has been the frontman and principal songwriter of the local group The Cabin Killers who have performed at many regional venues and festivals.  Aaron also spends time working on several Bluegrass and Old Time musical projects with members of The Henrie Brothers. He can be found playing regionally with bands such as The Cabin Killers, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Campbell Brothers, Axis Armada, Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton, South Hill Cider String Band, The Prickers and The Henrie Brothers, just to name a few.

Traveling from the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York, Aaron Lipp brings a lonesome old-time sound to the mountains of Colorado. Steeped heavily in Appalachian fiddle tune traditions and leading his own string band back home on fiddle, Aaron’s solo performance brings forth flatpicking and fingerpicking country blues guitar similar to Doc Watson, as well as the ancient sounds of a goat-skin clawhammer banjo repertoire. He will be performing a mix of his own originals and traditional old time tunes and songs. His “Travis Style” fingerpicking on acoustic guitar along with the blues harp can make you feel like you’re sitting on the back porch in the pines of North Carolina sipping on some local hooch.”

Should be another good one.  Come out and see!

Musically Yours,

Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon