Aaron was just listed as one of the most important western NC musicians of the last couple decades by WNC Magazine, along with Doc Watson, The Avett Bros, and The Steep Canyon Rangers.
Winning multiple songwriting awards, Aaron will be touring throughout 2017 in support of his upcoming album release, Refuge.
In October of 2012 Aaron’s song “Going Home to Carolina” won Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs songwriting contest, outshining over 250 other entries in this competition judged by industry professionals including members of The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Chatham County Line. Over the years Aaron has been a finalist in several other songwriting competitions including Merlefest, The Mountain Stage Songwriting Contest, The NC Songwriter’s Cooperative Songwriting Contest, and the Hank Williams Songwriting Contest (from the old Flat Rock Music Festival).
“A lot of great male voices have come from North Carolina including Eric Church, James Taylor, Randy Travis and Don Williams. With the release of “Tinderbox,” Aaron Burdett has proven this his name needs to added to that list.” –Rick Amburgey, No Depression
“Tinderbox is amongst the best albums released in 2015”–Matt Bjorke, Roughstock.com
“Well-crafted original songwriting… a bit acoustic, a bit electric, and a bit early New Grass Revival.”–Casey Driessen (Béla Fleck, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Steve Earle)
“One of our favorite regional singer-songwriters.” —Martin Anderson, Program Director, WNCW, Spindale, NC