Raised in small-town northern Minnesota, singer-songwriter Aaron Espe writes tunes “…as delicate as his soft spoken voice,” says American Songwriter, “about the simple joys and occasional frustrations of life…[sometimes cloaking] his easy going lyrics in complex conceptual ideas.” Espe got his start by opening for the folk duo Storyhill in Minneapolis before dropping out of college to tour on his own. His career has taken him across the U.S. and overseas, playing in coffee shops, bars, churches, and even the occasional yoga studio. He has released five solo albums, a Christmas EP, and several singles. Nettwerk Records released the EP Through Frozen Forests in 2012, which peaked at #7 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. In October of 2015, his song “Beyond the Sun” was recorded by the Nashville Cast (feat. Lennon Stella) and aired on ABC. Among other coveted placements, Espe’s recordings have been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, The Fosters, and the documentary film Where the Yellowstone Goes, as well as commercials by Sainsbury’s, Volkswagen and Toys “R” Us. A resident of Nashville, Tennessee, Espe often performs songwriter rounds at local venues The Basement and Bluebird Café.
Projects To Explore
In addition to his artist projects, Aaron's an active Producer and Songwriter.
Check out his current projects here:
New album - Passages
Aaron's latest album PASSAGES is a nine track album recounting turning points in his life. It includes lead single
“Heidi” – a simple love song about his wife, “Sunday Night in Chinatown” – a
romantic metropolitan dreamscape, and “Everything Is Temporary” – a powerfully harmonious
track spawned by spontaneity.
Producer of Phillip Phillips
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips recruits Aaron to produce acoustic version of his latest single “Miles.”
Aaron's most recent synch placement was with HomeGoods, the American furnishing store, licenses “Making All Things New” for ad campaign “Tea for Two.”