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‘An Evening with Aaron Freeman. Aaron performs an equal mix of Ween favorites and songs from his new solo album, Marvelous Clouds. A splendid evening, guaranteed!’
Aaron (former front man for Ween) is embarking on his first-ever tour as ‘Aaron Freeman’, performing his “amazing” (SPIN) solo record, ‘Marvelous Clouds’ (Partisan Records) in its entirety, as well as favorites from the Ween catalog.
Marvelous Clouds, produced by Ben Vaughn (Ween’s Twelve Golden Country Greats) is a collection of 13 heartfelt interpretations of songs written by 20th century poet/songwriter, Rod McKuen. The Wall Street Journal says ‘Marvelous Clouds’ is “performed with charm and reverence”, while Rolling Stone calls it Freeman’s “most straight-faced and emotional endeavor to date.”
The New Yorker – http://nyr.kr/K3DSPW
Slate – http://slate.me/AbT1P6
WNYC’s Soundcheck – http://wny.cc/ILHmkf
The Wall Street Journal – http://on.wsj.com/LHEUkj
Rolling Stone – http://bit.ly/ISBn1I
Aaron Freeman, former front man for Ween, has stepped out to record his first-ever solo record, Marvelous Clouds. Out May 8th, the album features 13 heartfelt interpretations of songs written by 20th century poet/songwriter, Rod McKuen.
Marvelous Clouds reunites Freeman with Ben Vaughn, who produced Ween‘s classic 12 Golden Country Greats.The meticulously crafted and stunning result casts Freeman as you’ve never heard him and is sure to prompt a reappraisal of McKuen, who has lived privately and out of the public eye in recent decades.
Having sold over a million albums with Ween worldwide, Freeman’s use of McKuen’s work to articulate one of his most personal efforts to-date marks a new milestone in a career well known for its use of a wide range of vocal styles and song characters.
After running away from home in the 1940’s at age 11, Rod McKuen emerged from the influence of the San Francisco Beat scene to become one of the most prolific and top-selling poets and songwriters of the 20th century, earning two Oscar nominations, one Pulitzer nomination, selling tens of millions of books and records. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash to Madonna