In my previous blog, I introduced you to Cape Breton sideman supreme, Al Bennett. Today I want to introduce you to another Cape Breton go to musician, Aaron Lewis. Al and Aaron are kind of like Cape Breton musical Ghost Busters in that regard. “Who ya gonna call?”
Like many Cape Breton artists, Aaron comes from a musical family (is it the water here?). In Aaron’s case this is plural. His Father & Uncle were professional touring musicians and his Mom had lots of music in her family as well.
Aaron is an amazing piano player and terrific singer but never met an instrument he didn’t like. I guess it was a very natural thing for young Aaron to become a professional musician when he was 16. Three years later, he became the second Lewis lad to join the Carelton Show Band (his Dad had played with them for many years).