If you are earnestly looking for that elusive guitar slinger that will follow in the footsteps of Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang, put down your binoculars and look no further than Aaron Keylock.
A youngster with the flare of Joe Bonamassa and the down in the groove dirty blues riffs of Billy Gibbens, Keylock is set to scorch the earth with his latest record, Cut Against the Grain.
With more than a passing resemblance to Geddy Lee when he is in his whirling dervish rip it up mode, this barely 18-year-old prodigy pulls his influences from early 70’s Rock and Roll. There is a very distinct Alvin Lee and Ten Years After vibe in his playing, and when he wants to take things lower and a bit slower the smoke from Let it Bleed era Rolling Stones will waft through the air.
His debut album, recorded in Los Angeles, blends Hard Rock (yes there is some cowbell) with Southern Rock and Blues and flows more like a Rock and Roll album than a Blues effort. So far in his young career he has supported the likes of Blackberry Smoke and The Cadillac Three along with Wilko Johnson of Dr. Feelgood Fame. Having written all of the songs on Cut Against the Grain, a stellar career awaits this young dude that will be well worth watching. Rock is not dead, it is alive and well in Aaron Keylock.