In The Magic Light

by Jeremy Aaron

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1.
One Last Night
2.
In The Magic Light
3.
03:36
4.
03:36
5.
03:29
6.
California
7.
Coins and Cans
8.
Getting Older
9.
On A Sinking Ship (3 Refugees)
10.

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"A major new folk talent has arrived" - Kevin Hugger (mp3hugger Blog)

"This track makes me nostalgic for a childhood I never had’"– Nick Walker (Musolist.com)

Christine Lavin says: "Before listening to Jeremy Aaron’s album, In The Magic Light, all I knew about him was that last summer he had organized an 80th birthday concert tribute to the late Dave Van Ronk. Van Ronk was my guitar teacher and friend – I even worked for him for a couple years, typing up his guitar charts in exchange for lessons – so I was intrigued to listen to a young musician who obviously has deep roots.

I wish Dave were here to listen to Jeremy’s work. I think he’d feel alternately impressed, inspired, and proud that this cat organized his birthday party. Jeremy is exactly the kind of singer/songwriter Dave would have taken under his wing and taught everything he knew -- though clearly Jeremy Aaron already knows a lot. His songs are intelligent, the arrangements subtly inventive, stylistically spanning genres – folk/jazz/theater – demanding and holding your attention at every turn.

The production is impeccable, everything feels exactly right, which is not surprising since Mark Dann has been recording acoustic musicians in the NYC area for decades now, and knows a thing or two about bringing out the best in artists. He is one of the few tech wizards who not only records and mixes but also masters recordings with the highest skill. He plays bass at the highest level, too, as he does here, joining a superb group of side musicians and singers who surround Jeremy’s warm, beguiling voice and perspicuous guitar playing, and lift it just a touch toward heaven.

The first thing you want to do after listening straight through to this album is listen to it again. It reminds me of the first time I heard Goodbye And Hello, Tim Buckley’s second vinyl album. I immediately listened to that one again, too. If you have Tim Buckley and Dave Van Ronk on your shelf, make a little extra room for Jeremy Aaron. And maybe Jeremy Aaron will press vinyl copies of In The Magic Light. That would feel exactly right, too."

credits

releases June 1, 2017

Album Personnel:
Jeremy Aaron-- lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mountain dulcimer, violin
Fima Chupakhin-- keyboard and piano
Anastasia Golenisheva-- cello
Steve Jagoda-- drums and percussion
Kate Copeland-- vocals
Mark Dann-- electric bass

Copyright © 2016 Jeremy Aaron
All songs composed, performed, and produced by Jeremy Aaron.
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Mark Dann
Photo Credit: Ed Verosky
Design: Loraine Machlin

Thank you Kickstarter campaign donors for your generous support.

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Jeremy Aaron New York, New York

Jeremy Aaron is a NYC singer, storyteller, community organizer, bluesman, poet, guitarist, violinist, and the creator of Greenwich Village Showcase. Warm and real, his music evokes nights around the campfire between old friends.

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Track Name: Honey
Taxi Taxi take me to her lips, Honey
Traffic Jams and firing eclipses, Honey
I played a song for thee,
but moving quick with little care
You forgot your record player

Best you save a box of pictures, Honey
Pick the ones you’re supposed to cherish, Honey
If this house ever burns,
Will you remember you were once young?

Are you missing the chances,
faked into loving
Do you ever ask why
you’re living or dying
Are you riding the tracks or the train?

Are you choosing to fly,
choosing the bargains
Faced with decisions
of dying and living
Are you riding the tracks or the train?
Are you riding the tracks or the train?

Ahhhhh Honey Ahhhhh Honey Mmmmm

You are one hundred days and nights, Honey
Fly with me to the city lights, Honey
A living’s just a way to make money
When we die let’s make it sunny, honey

Are you missing the chances,
faked into loving
Do you ever ask why
you’re living or dying
Are you riding the tracks or the train?

Are you choosing to fly,
choosing the bargains,
Faced with decisions
of dying and living
Are you riding the tracks or the train?
Are you riding the tracks or the train?

Honey Honey
Track Name: Bitter Sun
I tremble when I'm scared and I'm terrified
To think I'll never see the future home I've been dreaming
The rumbling of the cars surfing down the road
Geese are flying, mountains climbing, through cities and valleys

Bitter bitter bitter sun
Brighten up the highway signs
Better better better sing
Unfold the country road
and find my way home

Wind me up wind me up
Like a wind up toy
Walking like a little boy
Turn the wheel and make me feel
Like I have a choice

I'll stay here for the night happy and afraid
Cause knives and guns can turn you on hit you till you're dying
The city lights aint far, but there's a forest round this road
And you never know, when you turn if it's a forest or a city where you're going

Bitter bitter bitter sun
Brighten up the the highway signs
Better better better sing
Unfold the country road
And find my way home

Wind me up wind me up
Like a wind up toy
Walking like a little boy
Turn the wheel and make me feel
Like I have a choice

Bitter sun, better sing
Wind me up, walking like a little boy
Track Name: Frozen
When I was 13
I’d go downtown, buy a book to read
Sit by the river
throwing rocks, read a magazine
Bought me a cellphone and the internet
And ever since then I haven’t got wet
Cause the river is dead

The coast is frozen
where I used to sit by the ocean
The coast is frozen
where I used to sit by

Bridge:
Frozen, it’s all but flies and fleas

The thunder and rain came today
washed the buildings away
Till there was nothing in the sky, and my ipod turned to clay
But nothing rained on me
Cause there’s nothing living in me
I’m a stray disease
I’m all seven seas

The coast is frozen
where I used to sit by the ocean
The coast is frozen
where I used to sit by

So I’m just going to breath, breath in the time
Till the rain, the rain falls on me (x5)
Track Name: Filthy Old Farm
Batteries dead in the car
Stuck in your skin in the dark
You walk down the road
to the filthy old farm
filthy old farm

Her ghost appears in the flames
Her sparks eat away at your name
The question she asks is always the same
Do you know how lucky you are?
Do you know how lucky you are?

Her spirit stands in the windowsill
Chills your spine as you say farewell
The filthy old farm calls your name
Do you know how happy you are?
Do you know how happy you are?

Do you know how happy you are? (x5)
A blinding light and you see who you are
You see who you really are