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Aaron Thurston

I asked Aaron to send me a bio and photo for this site. Below is his full email response...

Aside from my shirt trout-mouthing and my gut peeking from behind like a curious, adolescent Jabba the Hutt, this photo is okay,

Here's what I sent to China recently to prove I'm a person. 

Massachusetts native Aaron Thurston is a drummer known for his tasteful, understated musicianship. He has toured more than 25 countries as a U.S. Dept. of State Jazz Ambassador, leading his own group, and playing in the bands of pianists Matt Ray and Richard Doron Johnson. In the mid-2000's, Aaron was a touring member of NYC indie rock darlings French Kicks (“Beguilingly honest tunes" - Pitchfork; “Gritty, hook-filled fun" - L.A. Times.)  With this band, Aaron honed an approach of using samples and drums in a live setting, which led to a completely new approach to their stage show, based on Aaron playing the recorded parts of multiple musicians at once.   Currently, Aaron works in Kat Edmonson's band, playing drums/percussion, and collaborating on arrangements.  He acted as associate producer on Edmonson's critically-acclaimed 2018 album, “Old Fashioned Gal.” Aaron is a premiere talent booker for private events.  His agency, Lucy Music, represents acclaimed NYC-based bands, including Baby Soda Jazz Band, and Aaron's own '80's dance cover band, The Engagements.

Might be more interesting if you play Mad Libs with it and just randomly swap out some words with others word-like structures.  Example:

In the mid-2000's, Aaron was a touring cannoli of NYC indie rock darlings French Kicks (“Beguilingly honest tunes" - Pitchfork; “Gritty, hoof-filled fun" - L.A. Times.)  With this band, Aaron honed an approach of using hair brushes and drums in a department store setting, which led to a completely pontificated approach to their stage show, based on Aaron playing the recorded meals of multiple mathemeticians at once. 

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