Antone's & Lone Star Music Presents:
Midnight River Choir, Cody Jinks, Aaron Stephens
2015 East Riverside
Austin, TX, 78741
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Midnight River Choir
The story of Midnight River Choir is proof that sometimes great bands just happen. One night, four strangers ended up on a late night float trip down the Guadalupe River. As they made their way down the river singing songs, the beautiful harmonies floated into the heads of sleeping campers. The next morning, the boys overheard a man telling a friend that he was “awakened by a midnight river choir.” That was all it took. Eric Middleton (lead singer and guitarist), Justin Nelson (lead guitarist), Jeromy Yager (bassist), and Mitchell Pyeatt (drummer), realized the magic of their combined talents and began writing and performing together under that River-God given name.
The formation of Midnight River Choir was nothing short of a force of nature that now translates seamlessly during their live shows. This band needs no labels or comparisons. Their music speaks volumes about who and what they are. Their lives have been woven together by a strong thread of energy both on and off stage. That energy is raw and natural and soaked up from the earth through their bare feet. They believe that what you get is what you give and they give everything they have to their crowds. When that kind of energy lands back at the feet of the boys it is something of supreme intensity. And no one ever forgets it.
Aaron Stephens wants to make music for your soul. Not a religious type of soul, but the type of soul that makes you wanna clap your hands, and dance like you do at your grandmama's church.
"There's just something about soul," Aaron said. "People like Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, their music hits me right in the gut, the same way I bet it did my grandparents."
He started writing his own songs and playing guitar at the age of thirteen. Within a few years he began playing shows regularly around the Rio Grande Valley. He now performs all throughout Texas and soon to a city near you. Influenced by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and John Mayer, Aaron Stephens has his own sound that deserves a listen.
- See more at: http://www.aaronstephensmusic.com/a_brief_history/#sthash.Lyj7SyWk.dpuf