BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mutlu

Mutlu

Aaron Parnell Brown

Fri, March 30, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Mutlu
Mutlu
Mutlu is a Philadelphia based singer songwriter. Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases. He's collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall's acclaimed, award winning TV/Internet show "Live From Daryl's House". He's also gained considerable attention for his work with noted singer songwriter Amos Lee, with whom he's toured extensively as a support act and backup vocalist. He was the support act on the North American leg of Joe Jackson's acclaimed "Rain" tour.

Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia's deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona. His local success led to a recording deal with Manhattan/EMI Records, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album Livin' It, produced by the late, great TBoneWolk, and featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His latest release is the Caffeine & Whiskey EP which he coproduced with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia.
Aaron Parnell Brown
Aaron Parnell Brown
Aaron Parnell Browns bold sensitivity as a vocalist and performer has garnered him favorable comparisons to Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and John Legend. The Philadelphia-based artist draws from his hometowns distinguished heritage of Philly Soul, while at the same time incorporating influences from great songwriters such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and James Taylor. His captivating solo acoustic performances and incendiary full-band outings have helped him build an impressive profile among audiences and critics alike. The past few years have seen Brown win the 2014 Soul Artist of the Year Award in Philadelphia, win an Independent Music Award for his song A Beating Heart, kick-off WXPNs acclaimed XPoNential Festival (featuring artists such as Wilco, Bob Dylan, Beck, Lake Street Dive, and Jose James), and be named as one of NPR Musics 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012. Bruce Warren, WXPN Program Director, raves: "Singer-songwriter Aaron (Parnell) Brown is an exciting new name to add to the lineage of the city's expressive and emotionally intense soul singers.

Brown, formerly performing under the name Aaron & The Spell, recently made a bold change to perform under his given name, saying I recently got back from a trip visiting my grandmother at her farm in North Florida and while I was there I had a chance to reflect on all the lessons she taught me growing up and the one that really stood out in my mind was her telling me be authentic in who you are and be sincere in what you do. As a musician and songwriter I always strive to live up to those ideals, so once I got home and began to think about my new unreleased album Ive created and the personal nature and delivery of many of the songs, I knew it was the right time to officially change my name from Aaron & The Spell to Aaron Parnell Brown. The name change is a reflection of who I am today and the journey its taken to get here. Additionally, by performing under my given name I am honoring my past and future and it allows me to live my grandmothers wish and my own ideals of being authentic in who I am and sincere in what I do.

The Tin Man is Aaron Parnell Browns sophomore album filled with soulful and sophisticated songs such as Just Leave, I Believe in You, and Changes that show the growth and maturity hes experienced since his first album Sing (released under the name Aaron & The Spell) came out in 2012. The title The Tin Man refers to all the changes that have come to his life over the last several years such as falling in love, pursuing a full time music career, and conquering personal challenges. Brown explains it, saying As in the Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man found that he always had a heart, but it was just rusty through the success of my last album, Ive found where I need to be. I was lost in many ways, but now Ive found the love and purpose in my life to give my music greater meaning.Not only has The Tin Man been an expression of his personal growth, but it also is the first time he has included cover songs on one of his albums. Not content to just simply copy a song note for note, Brown has an included two cover songs from some unlikely sources with the first being a simmering emotional take on Elton Johns song We All Fall in Love Sometimes and the second song being a very simple yet powerful version of The Black Keys song Everlasting Light which strips away all the bells and whistles and focuses on the simple yet powerful proclamation of love in the song.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com