A Q&A with Aaron Raitiere
Kentucky lyricist, performer and visual artist…
What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
‘Single Wide Dreamer’. To me, it means the relief of the pressure to put something out, and the first of many more to come.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
The hardest part was letting the record happen without getting in the way of it.
Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
It was produced by Anderson East and Miranda Lambert. They brought all sorts of creative suggestions and criticism to it, as well as a sense of authenticity.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
Hopefully a smile and desire to play it again or share it with someone.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
The track is the last part of the song for me. I focus on the lyrics primarily then the track comes at the very end. Most of the time this isn’t my department.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
Anderson, and all my artist and co-writer friends. Mostly by encouraging me to “put somethin’ out”.
What countries would you like to tour? Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
Nowhere in particular. If they’ll be happy to have me, I’ll be happy to be had.
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
‘Single Wide Dreamer’. I’m proud of the lyrics and the delivery.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
To pay my bills with music and continue to do it ‘til the end.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
Thanks for your patience, kindness, tolerance, and generosity!
For more info visit: aaronraitiere.com