Smoke Trail: A Long Red Road: Nominated: Aboriginal Peoples Choice Best Traditional Powwow 2010
Aaron Benson comes from the great A-nish-na-beg nation. His life journey has been influenced by the creative expression of his people, filled with music and dance. He has grown up on the powwow trail and has shared his experience freely with open heart to many nations. Listen closely to his songs and you will hear the powwow drum…. As a folk artist, he has played the guitar since he was 17, and Neil Young made a big impact on him. Many years he has thought of recording, he just didn’t stay in one place long enough… The nomad runs deep in Aarons blood and he has travelled all over turtle island, seeking ways to help his people… Through the power of songs, he learned how song can affect one’s identity and life. With experience as a guide, his songs reflect his life of his people!
The songs I write, already have the words. The true inspiration comes with concept and perspective. The inspiration can arise as easily as a certain look women have that is truly their own. The phase could inspire the world.