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November 5, 2017






“I’ve come to realize that I do this for one reason.” Aaron Howard said of his life as a touring songwriter. “I make records. I work. I get on stage, because I want to let people know they’re not alone.” Since the 2014 release of his 5th studio album, Heart on Fire, Aaron has toured extensively sharing his message of hope and connection from stages and living rooms across the US and Europe.

He was a 2014 finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Songwriting contest; and the winner of a national competition to become a “Music Groundbreaker” at HATCHfest. He performed with UK film-composer Philip Sheppard at Sundance; shared the stage with legendary Songwriter and Producer, Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Jewel, Fleetwood Mac); landed a spot on the prestigious radio show, ‘Live from the Divide: A Celebration of the American Songwriter’; a as well as opening slots for Trevor Hall, Shawn Phillips, and Timothy Schmit of the Eagles.

It’s been a long road. Aaron started on street corners and in coffee shops that didn’t pay. It was nine years before he made a living. “I’ve spent most of my musical life searching for a voice that would mean as much to the people I was trying to reach as it did to me,” Aaron said of his years of musical thrashing. “Heart on Fire is my 5th record, but I like to think of it as my first. It’s the first set of songs that is strong enough to take on the road.”



Ashly Holland of Little Jane and the Pistol Whips

The band, Little Jane & the Pistol Whips has taken many forms since it’s 2008 inception, one never knows if it will be acoustic or electric, or both! The one constant is Ashly Jane Holland (Aka Little Jane).  Front woman, founder, and songwriter for Little Jane & the Pistol Whips. Holland possesses a vocal quality that is uniquely her own, you can’t exactly pin who she may sound like, all you know is you can’t get enough of that voice. It can be smoky, sweet, warm, and inviting, it can take from the highest highs to the lowest lows. The emotion in the voice can only come from someone that has lived through those experiences…as Holland has.

A multi-instrumentalist, Holland can back her voice with, acoustic guitar, fiddle, or accordion.  Growing up in Big Sky country helped shape Holland’s sound you hear today. Montana’s vast landscapes give a gal, as she writes in one of her songs, “Room to Roam.”

Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Some performances are pre-sale ticketed and some are at-door pricing. Your purchase will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.

The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on 7th Street south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room Phoenix.