For singer-songwriter Sasha Aaron, the struggle to find herself and her calling ended the first time she picked up her father’s guitar. “That was it. I started teaching myself by listening to country and classic rock albums. Eventually I started taking lessons, singing and, before I knew it, I was writing songs.” With a genuine, heart-felt drive and influence from an all-star list that includes Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Sheryl Crow and Trisha Yearwood, her sound is a perfect balance of California rock and the honest sensibilities of the country genre. The combination, perfectly demonstrated through her upcoming album release, continues to set her apart from others in Nashville’s music scene.
The decision to move to Music City immediately proved positive as Sasha quickly gained the respect of top musicians and songwriters, co-writing with hit songwriters Steve Dean, Frank Myers and Rob Crosby, among others. Her talent landed her a first place win in the 2014 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival Songwriting Competition with her song “Throwback Radio” (co-written with veteran writer Bill DiLuigi). That same year, she headlined her first solo show at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe. In all, her performance and songwriting skills have provided her the opportunity to open for several major acts and her songs have been featured on several MTV and CW network shows.
Currently at work on her first full-length album with veteran musician and Grammy nominated producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton), Sasha’s new material is honest in content and exceptional in artistry. “The music on this project is the best I’ve written to-date, thanks to my growth as an artist and writer. It's a reflection of how living in Nashville has shaped me - for better or for worse.” Drawing inspiration from her life and the lives of others, her primary motivation in everything she does remains helping others. “Country music is all about stories, and I love being a storyteller. My hope is always that, through those stories, someone will hear and say, ‘someone else out there gets me’.” She also spends time volunteering for local charity Musicians On Call, which delivers the healing power of music through on-site performances for those undergoing medical treatment.
Recently, Sasha had the honor of being a part of Clint Black’s “Competing For A Cause” benefiting RettSyndrome.org. As a final four contestant, she had the opportunity to sing her original song “Red Roses and White Whiskey” with the country music superstar on national TV. Also, this past February Sasha played Rock Boat XVII alongside Sister Hazel, Better Than Ezra and Matt Nathanson.