“It's been called ‘Twisted Blues.’ Aaron plays a mix of rock, blues and folk, liberally mixing covers and originals to put together an evening of acoustic guitar virtuosity, great songwriting - let's call it the Crooked Blues, shall we?”- Historic Trempealeau Hotel and Restaurant
"Stop in and listen to this guy! Raspy but yet smooth vocals accompanied by his insane guitar skills."-Hoozels Bar, Wisconsin Rapids
Aaron Lee Kaplan is a solo acoustic blues/folk singer/songwriter/guitarist currently living in Marshfield, WI. He has been gaining a reputation throughout Wisconsin for his slide and fingerstyle guitar playing and thought provoking original songs. He also adds percussion to his voice and guitar with a foot stomp box, which has a sound similar to a kick drum. His music incorporates a diverse variety of influences, and has been described as Twisted Blues. When performing, Kaplan does a mix of originals and unique versions of familiar classic rock, blues and folk songs.
Kaplan (born 10/15/1985) grew up in Salem, Oregon. Originally inspired by classic rock, he started writing songs and playing guitar around the age of 12. Around the age of 15, he began performing at area coffee shops, restaurants and book stores, and releasing self-produced albums.
Since moving to Wisconsin in 2005, Kaplan has performed, both as a soloist and with various groups, a wide variety of music, including classical, choral, bluegrass, folk/pop and rock. In September 2017, he released his EP Some Sunny Day, which has been well received by audiences. One of his songs will be on the Wisconsin Roots Music Co-Op 2019 compilation CD. He is currently performing regularly around Wisconsin and recording a full length album.