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Aaron Dessner

 
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Dessner is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The National, with whom he has recorded eight studio albums, and is one half of the indie rock duo Big Red Machine, alongside Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Alongside his work with ... (read complete bio)
 
Aaron Dessner Headshot

Bio:
Dessner is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The National, with whom he has recorded eight studio albums, and is one half of the indie rock duo Big Red Machine, alongside Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Alongside his work with ... (read complete bio)

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Aaron Dessner Biography

Dessner is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The National, with whom he has recorded eight studio albums, and is one half of the indie rock duo Big Red Machine, alongside Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

Alongside his work with The National and Big Red Machine, Dessner has produced albums by Taylor Swift, Frightened Rabbit, Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives, This Is the Kit, Adia Victoria, Lisa Hannigan, and Lone Bellow, amongst others.

Working alongside his twin brother Bryce, the pair curated and produced the charity compilations, Dark Was the Night (2009) and Day of the Dead (2016), for the Red Hot Organization.

Dessner co-founded and curates three music festivals: Eaux Claires in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, alongside his Big Red Machine partner Vernon; HAVEN in Copenhagen with his brother Bryce, and Boston Calling Music Festival.




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2022 ASCAP Pop Music Awards Winners Announced Photo 2022 ASCAP Pop Music Awards Winners Announced
by Michael Major - Apr 11, 2022

ASCAP Pop Music Awards Publisher of the Year goes to Sony Music Publishing. The publishing powerhouse takes home the prestigious recognition for its contributions to pop music in 2021 with top songs including “Arcade,” “Back in Blood,” “Beers and Sunshine,” “drivers license,” “Kiss Me More,” “Peaches,” “RAPSTAR” and more.

Adia Victoria Releases New Single 'Ain't Killed Me Yet' Photo Adia Victoria Releases New Single 'Ain't Killed Me Yet'
by Michael Major - Mar 21, 2022

Adia Victoria has shared new single “Ain’t Killed Me Yet” which is out today across all DSPs via Canvasback. It marks her first new music since the release of her critically acclaimed new album A Southern Gothic which was released in the fall. The song was written as the blues companion to Lucille Clifton's poem 'Won't You Celebrate With Me.'

Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Self-Titled Album Photo Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Self-Titled Album
by Michael Major - Jan 28, 2022

Tony- and Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell (Hadestown, Bonny Light Horseman, Big Red Machine) has released her first solo album in over a decade - Anaïs Mitchell. Mitchell’s self-titled album was produced by Josh Kaufman. Listen to the album now. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

Anaïs Mitchell Shares New Track 'On Your Way (Felix Song)' Photo Anaïs Mitchell Shares New Track 'On Your Way (Felix Song)'
by Michael Major - Jan 12, 2022

Ahead of the release of her new solo album later this month, Tony- and Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell (Hadestown) has shared another track titled “On Your Way (Felix Song)”. Mitchell previously shared “Bright Star” and “Brooklyn Bridge” off the new album. Watch Mitchell perform the song now!

VIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at CYRANO in a New Featurette Photo VIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at CYRANO in a New Featurette
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2022

Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. The greatest love story ever told is in select cities January 28th and everywhere February 11th.

Zachary Williams Announces 2022 Solo Tour Photo Zachary Williams Announces 2022 Solo Tour
by Michael Major - Dec 15, 2021

Zachary Williams (The Lone Bellow) has announced his first ever solo tour in support of his recently released album Dirty Camaro (Dualtone). The tour kicks off on February 5th of next year in Austin, TX at the 04 Center and covers most of the U.S. before wrapping up in Boston at City Winery on May 4th.

Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Single 'Brooklyn Bridge' Photo Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Single 'Brooklyn Bridge'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2021

Tony- and Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell has released the second single from her forthcoming new album today. “Brooklyn Bridge” finds Mitchell narrating what she calls “an unbearably romantic” trip over the Brooklyn Bridge colored by Bon Iver member Michael Lewis’ heartstring-tugging saxophone accompaniment.

Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Single 'Brooklyn Bridge' Photo Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Single 'Brooklyn Bridge'
by Michael Major - Dec 2, 2021

Anaïs Mitchell has released a new single from her upcoming self-titled album. Mitchell is a Tony® and Grammy®-award-winning creator of the Broadway musical Hadestown for which she wrote the book, music and lyrics. Listen to the new single now! Plus, check out her upcoming tour dates.

CYRANO Film Starring Peter Dinklage Moves Up Release Date to December 17 Photo CYRANO Film Starring Peter Dinklage Moves Up Release Date to December 17
by Michael Major - Nov 9, 2021

With new music from Bryce Dessner & Aaron Dessner of The National, this musical film adaptation of Cyrano stars Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn.

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Mike Mills' C'MON C'MON Photo VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Mike Mills' C'MON C'MON
by Michael Major - Nov 9, 2021

Watch the new trailer for C'MON C'MON, Mike Mills’ radiant portrait of the modern family. Starring Academy Award® winner Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, and Woody Norman. The C'mon C'mon Original Score from Bryce and Aaron Dessner debuts November 12. Listen to the first single, 'I Won't Remember?' now.

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VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage
by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2021

With new music from Bryce Dessner & Aaron Dessner of The National, this musical film adaption of Cyrano stars Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn.

VIDEO: Kathryn Gallagher and Andy Mientus Perform the 'Broadway Witch Version' of Tay VideoVIDEO: Kathryn Gallagher and Andy Mientus Perform the 'Broadway Witch Version' of Taylor Swift's 'willow'
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2020

Kathryn Gallagher and Andy Mientus have released a new video, performing their 'Broadway Witch Version' of Taylor Swift song 'willow.'

The Lone Bellow Debut New Song 'Wonder' VideoThe Lone Bellow Debut New Song 'Wonder'
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 19, 2019

The Lone Bellow – Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, Brian Elmquist – have released 'Wonder,' the new song from their long-awaited soon-to-be-released album, HALF MOON LIGHT (Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One Company), the band's fourth studio LP and first one since 2017. Pulsing with the trio's signature harmonies, “Wonder” underpins the entire album with a loving call to reclaim the childlike awe and appreciation age takes away. It is the record's core message and transcendent truth. The song premiered yesterday via Relix, who called it 'moving, wistful.'

The Lone Bellow Announces New Album & Shares First Single VideoThe Lone Bellow Announces New Album & Shares First Single
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 22, 2019

Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, Brian Elmquist – have announced the release of their long-awaited new album, HALF MOON LIGHT (Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One Company), the band's fourth studio LP and first one since 2017. Out on Friday, February 7, 2020, HALF MOON LIGHT, produced by Aaron Dessner (The National) at his studio in upstate New York and featuring guitarist Josh Kaufman and drummer J.T. Baites, finds The Lone Bellow more vital than ever as the mighty combo push their acoustic storytelling prowess past new horizons, experimenting with textures and instrumentation to create their most sophisticated work to date. With HALF MOON LIGHT, The Lone Bellow have returned unified and invigorated with boundless ambition. To celebrate the announcement today, the band are sharing their indelible first single, “Count On Me,” a song that reminds us with soul-shouting intensity that it's safe and important to lean on one another for survival. HALF MOON LIGHT is available for pre-order now.


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How many shows has Aaron Dessner written?
Aaron Dessner has written 1 shows including Cyrano (Composer).