On 03/02/13, Aaron was interviewed by Tony Romero on Aii Radio. In the interview, Aaron discussed Lonely Hills.  Check out the recording of the interview below:

  1. Aaron Clift interview on Aii Radio - 03/02/13 33:58

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Today, a chapter of The Aaron Clift Experiment has ended and a new chapter begins.  Jim Ragland has decided to leave the band to pursue a new musical direction.  We wish Jim the best of luck with his solo career and thank him for the excellent guitar work he’s done with the band.

Jim left some big shoes to fill, but the great news is that our new guitarist is more than up to the task.  Introducing Danny Brymer:

When we auditioned Danny, we knew right away he was the man for the job.  Danny brings a wealth of experience performing progressive rock,  jazz, and classical music.  Besides his versatility, Danny is a monster on guitar and a great composer.

In the coming months, you’ll get to see just how much Danny lives up to the hype as we resume our live shows and begin to write, record, and perform new songs.

Prog Magazine, the world’s leading progressive music mag, will be featuring “Arsonist Games” on a CD compilation to be included with its March 2013 issue (available March 6).

This limited-edition compilation album (only available to subscribers of the magazine) will feature 10 tracks from some of the finest unsigned progressive bands in the world. Non-subscribers will still have a chance to read about the bands featured on the CD compilation in the unsigned bands feature in the magazine.

From March 1 – 31, all tracks from the CD will be featured on a media player on Prog Magazine’s web site, and listeners will be asked to vote for their favorite track.  The band that wins the contest will be the subject of a full-page feature in a later edition of Prog Magazine.  

In a few weeks, we’ll be posting some images from our feature in Prog Magazine and will give you all the information you need on how to vote for “Arsonist Games.”  Stay tuned!

 

Hello, ACE fans.  As we begin the new year, I want to take a look back at all the great things that happened in 2012 and give you an update on where The Aaron Clift Experiment is going in 2013.

2012 was a very exciting year for the band.  The year saw the release of our critically-acclaimed debut album, Lonely Hills, our first live performances, and numerous public appearances and interviews.  Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that this time last year, our debut album and shows were still just a plan in my head!

Speaking of plans, this month, I’m beginning to write a new set of songs that I eventually hope to put on our second album.  Once the band has had a chance to arrange and rehearse the songs, we want to start playing them in our live shows this year.  As I have more updates for you on the progress of the songs, I will add those updates to a new section of the web site dedicated to our new material.

Happy 2013, and we’ll see you around soon!

–Aaron

Happy holidays!  All through the month of December, all merchandise in our store will be on sale.  Save 25% today when you shop at our store.  The discounted prices are already reflected in the store section of the site.  ACE t-shirts and albums are the perfect gifts for the holidays.

Go to our store today and save, and hurry while the offer is still good!

 

We’ve got a great giveaway for you: the first 20 people through the door at our 10/30/12 concert at Flamingo Cantina will get a free copy of “Lonely Hills” (pick up at our merchandise table).  If you already own a copy of the CD, we’ll autograph it for you after our show!

The Connextion has made Aaron Clift the featured interviewee for their October 2012 newsletter.  Every artist featured in the interview spot gets to answer 9 fun questions.

Read below to see the questions and Aaron’s answers:

 

1) What is your best childhood memory?
When I was a kid, I lived in Long Island. My grandparents lived 10 minutes away from me and lived right by the beach. I have many fond memories of going to the beach with my grandparents and going on fishing trips with my grandfather. My proudest childhood memory was when I caught a large flounder and got my picture in the newspaper for catching the largest fish.

2) If you could have a room of any one thing, what would it be?
Money because I could use that money to buy other things that I need.

3) What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cookies and cream

4) If you could be any fictional character, whom would you be?
Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. I’d be immortal and could cast magic.

5) What’s the one thing you own that you know you should get rid of but never will?
My old beat up wire music stand. I’ve had it since I played viola in middle school. I know I should just get rid of it and buy a better stand, but it has too much sentimental value now. It’s a big part of my musical past.

6) What book are you currently reading (or the last one you read)? 
I was at Half Price Books yesterday and was browsing several books. One of the most interesting one was a history of famous trials from the 19th and 20th centuries.

7) What is your favorite word, phrase, quote or lyric?
These go to 11.

8) What is the most inspiring concert or performance you have ever seen? 
I’ve seen so many concerts in my life that it’s hard to choose one, but I guess the one that made the most impact was Soundgarden at the Austin Music Hall in 1996. It was my first rock concert and pretty much inspired me to make music my life’s work.

9) Name something you love that no one else seems to like. (Or name something that everyone seems to love except you.)
Almost none of my non-musician friends or family like any of the more extreme types of music that I like (death metal, avant garde classical, experimental rock, etc).