Aaron Espe writes folk songs which predominantly explore faith, family and the complexities of pursuing the American Dream. He has been featured on the BBC, MPR’s The Current, and The Editor’s Picks at CD Baby. His songs have been used by MTV, VH1, Animal Planet and Volkswagen, among others. In November of 2012 he signed a record deal with Nettwerk (Alexi Murdoch, Hem, Sarah Mclachlan) and released the EP Through Frozen Forests which peaked in the UK at #5 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and was used by Sainsbury’s in a series of 14 commercial films. Raised in small-town northern Minnesota, he presently lives with his wife, baby boy and their dog in Nashville, Tennessee. ---
"Espe and his acoustic guitar, along with barely-there backing, croons with a trembling voice about the simple joys and occasional frustrations of life with a relaxed often sentimental simplicity that’s casually charming without being cloying or overly syrupy."
“Espe wears hats of Damien Rice, John Mayer, and James Taylor without any of the fanfare, arrogance, or preconception. [Songs from a Small Town] is the perfect collection of unknown folk songs. Instantly singable, effortlessly lovable, and incredibly well for the wear.”
“[Songs from a Small Town] transports you into Espe’s world and you will be better off for having visited.”