New Collection by Aaron Comess Set for Release 6/14

New Collection by Aaron Comess Set for Release 6/14

Respected drummer/guitarist/composer/producer Aaron Comess steps out of The Shadows and into the spotlight with his powerful new rock instrumental CD, 'Beautiful Mistake'. Comess, who wrote and produced the June 14th album, creates sweeping songs that are emotive without words, leaving his commanding drum work and the 'voice' of his band's electric guitar (Teddy Kumpel) and bass (Richard Hammond) to weave a dramatic, engaging soundscape. Listen to streaming samples, here:

Comess is a musician's musician, long respected as a collaborator who has played on, co-written and/or produced over two hundred albums with an acclaimed and diverse roster of artists including Joan Osborne, Isaac Hayes, Marc Cohn, Bilal, Rachael Yamagata, James Maddock and more. Other upcoming and/or recent work includes Edie Brickell, Phil Ramone, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Malcolm Burn and Natasha Bedingfield. Comess is active in the local NYC rock, jazz, experimental music scenes and singer songwriter circuits, and records and produces at his 'His House Studio' in the East Village. As a member of the band New York Electric Piano, Comess currently has a Top 10 CD on the CMJ charts.

Aaron Comess also happens to be the drummer and a founding member of the multi-platinum-selling SPIN DOCTORS, and looks forward to touring this summer as the band celebrates the 20th Anniversary of their smash CD 'Pocket Full of Kryptonite'.

Comess has successfully navigated the tricky music industry for over 20 years, managing to keep his original band together, build an active career as a sideman/session player/producer, and make his own records as a composer/leader. With 'Beautiful Mistake', he shines as a songwriter and continues to distinguish himself. Comess comments on the process of creating 'Beautiful Mistake', his second instrumental CD: "I try to make music that speaks like a song even without words...where the melody plays like a voice, but with plenty of room for improvisation. I wrote all the music on guitar, and I'm grateful for how well Teddy and Rich interpreted it."

Visit Comess' impressive and eclectic Discography to get a sense of the wide range of projects he's been involved with over the years, from Chris Whitley's final album to Joan Osborne's 'Righteous Love' to a dozen releases as a member of Spin Doctors:

Comess will celebrate 'Beautiful Mistake' with a CD release party in NYC, June 30th at Rockwood Music Hall 2. A full tour itinerary follows, and includes a New Orleans Jazz Fest appearance with Edie Brickell, West Coast performances with Joan Osborne, during which she will perform her album 'Relish' in its entirety, and more - 

Aaron Comess Tour Schedule:
April 23 James Maddock Rockwood Music Hall 2 NYC
April 29 Paula Valstein Rockwood Music Hall NYC
April 30 Spin Doctors TBA Lake George, LA

May 4 Edie Brickell Continental Club Austin, TX
May 6 Edie Brickell Jazz Fest New Orleans, LA
May 7 Edie Brickell TBA New Orleans, LA
May 11-20 Spin Doctors Various UK tour
May 22 Joan Osborne Lilac Festival Rochester, NY
May 26 Spin Doctors Tioga Downs Nichols, NY
May 27 Spin Doctors Arena Theatre Houston, TX
May 28 Spin Doctors Farmers Branch Festival Texas
May 30 James Maddock Festival of Humanity Vernon, NJ
May 31 New York Electric Piano Zinc Bar NYC
June 4 Spin Doctors Tupelo Festival Tupelo, MS
June 22 Joan Osborne TBA Seattle, WA
June 23 Joan Osborne TBA Portland, OR
Rockwood Music Hall 2 NYC