Aaron Lewis grew up in Springfield, Vermont, listening to his grandparents’ country 8-tracks.Those roots inspired the multiplatinum front man and founder of Staind to return to his origins and since has quietly made an impact on country music without flexing to let everyone know what a big deal he is. With a decade invested in a genre that’s seen him record with GeorgeJones, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Mickey Raphael, the Cox Family, Ben Haggard and Dan Tyminski and producer Buddy Cannon, he has claimed two #1Billboard Country Album debuts for his albums Town Line and Sinner. Lewis’ single “Am I The Only One,” debuted onBillboard’s #1 Hot Country Song,” only the 9th time a debut has topped the chart since 1958. The hard touring, workingman’s star’s latest album Frayed at Both Ends was released in January of 2022, his most personal and unplugged work
A Koe Wetzel show is all about face value — what you see is what you get, and what you get is a gutsy, gritty mix of rough-edged rock 'n' roll and tough, twangy country influences. Wetzel and company bring a bar-band sensibility to every venue, in the best possible way. In other words, even though the Texas singer-songwriter's tunes cover a broad spectrum of topics and encompass all kinds of emotions, the primary goal of a Koe Wetzel show is to give the audience a good time. If you're looking for a show where the audience sits there still and stone-faced, absorbing the songs from an academic distance, you'd better try someplace else, because that sure isn't happening at a Koe Wetzel concert. You can sense his grassroots fan base in the way he seems to be pulling the crowd right into the fun he's having. If you're up for a roof-raising party with a band that values raw, honest excitement above all else, then saddle up for a wild ride.