We’ve got lots of news to report from the Aaron Freeman camp this morning, the most important bit of which is that the artist formerly known as Gene Ween is happy and healthy. Congrats go out to Aaron for passing the 15 month mark in his sobriety, an accomplishment he wisely calls “the most important thing I’ve ever done.” Now that Freeman’s back in “fighting shape,” there’s lots of music on the horizon for the singer-songwriter who co-founded Ween with Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo.
Even in Ween’s earliest days Freeman and Melchiondo were known for their experimental recording efforts using four-track cassette recorders. Aaron will pass the lessons he learned from those days and beyond to future musicians taking part in his Experimental Analog Recording summer workshop at The Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock, New York. Here’s the description of what participants will learn at the workshop, which takes place from July 15 – 19 and is open to those ages 8 – 18…
Students will use analog recording techniques and materials to create an innovative and experimental music piece. Kids will work collaboratively to come up with concept, play and produce the work. Each student will leave with a copy of the work they’ve created.
Aaron also has just announced a new batch of five gigs that starts on April 18th at Oak Ridge, Tenn.’s Lincoln’s Sports Grill and continues with shows at Narrows Center For The Arts in Fall River, Mass. on April 26th, at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont on the 27th and concludes with performances at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Mass. on May 9th and at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 10th.
Finally, Freeman has shared with us that he’s aiming to start recording his first solo album of original material this summer. He’s been writing throughout the past year and we’re excited to hear what he comes up with.