American Songwriter Magazine reviews Aaron Lee Tasjan’s debut LP, In the Blazes

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East Nashville’s Aaron Lee Tasjan traveled to Los Angeles to record this debut. But these songs full of humorous, wry, sometimes snarky lyrics steeped in the American South, although often informed by the similarly-skewed sensibility of Randy Newman.

The Ohio-bred singer/songwriter/guitarist’s name might be unfamiliar to most, yet those who inspect liner notes might recognize his credit on Jesse Malin and Pat Green albums. He also served time in the trenches playing in later versions of the New York Dolls and Drivin’ N Cryin’ as well as assisting Kevn Kinney, who became somewhat of a mentor, on Kinney’s 2012 Good Country Mile release. The names of Tasjan’s previous bands alone—Semi-Precious Weapons and the Madison Square Gardeners—display his sardonic humor. READ MORE…

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