Aaron Espe performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Aaron Espe performs his 2015 single, 'Making All Things New,' live in the studio of Radio Heartland and The Current. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Aaron Espe - Yourself (Live on Radio Heartland) 02:59
  • Aaron Espe - Heidi (Live on Radio Heartland) 02:37
  • Aaron Espe - Making All Things New (Live on Radio Heartland) 02:38

"…it felt like, if I were going to be a professional surfer, I would move to the ocean…"

To Aaron Espe, it seemed like the logical course, to take the big chance and move his wife and guitar to Nashville after years of touring as a solo singer-songwriter. Aaron grew up in Roseau, Minnesota, and after five years or so in Music City, he's finding that it IS possible to make a living there.

Besides six solo albums to his name, Espe's songs are also occasionally placed in network television shows or in advertisements, which can be a good source of income for a songwriter whose first job in Nashville was working at Starbucks.

Espe's latest album is Passages, and after a recent Twin Cities gig, he stopped by to chat and play a few tunes in the Radio Heartland studio.

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Songs Performed


"Yourself"
"Heidi"
"Making All Things New"
The first two songs are from Aaron Espe's 2017 album, Passages; the third song was released as a single in 2015; all are released on the Nettwerk label.

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Nate Ryan

Resources


Aaron Espe - official site

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    Aaron Espe performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Aaron Espe performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Aaron Espe performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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