Aaron Espe writes indie folk songs which predominantly explore faith, family and the complexities of pursuing the American Dream. He has been featured on the BBC, MPR’s The Current, and The Editor’s Picks at CD Baby. His songs have been used by MTV, VH1, Animal Planet and Volkswagen, among others. In November of 2012 he signed a record deal with Nettwerk (Alexi Murdoch, Hem, Sarah Mclachlan) and released the EP “Through Frozen Forests” which peaked in the UK at #5 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and was used by Sainsbury’s in a series of 14 commercial films. Raised in small-town northern Minnesota, he presently lives with his wife, baby boy and their dog in Nashville, Tennessee. His fifth studio album, “Safe Enough to Wander,” is due out November 26th, 2013.

“Espe wears hats of Damien Rice, John Mayer, and James Taylor without any of the fanfare, arrogance, or preconception. [Songs from a Small Town] is the perfect collection of unknown folk songs. Instantly singable, effortlessly lovable, and incredibly well for the wear.”

Patrol Magazine

“Hearing his music is like the experience of not realizing how thirsty you are until you start drinking….There’s no doubt that this is some of the most gorgeous male folk music you’ll hear.”

CD Baby Editors

“[Songs from a Small Town] transports you into Espe’s world and you will be better off for having visited.”


“[‘My Whole Life’] One of the top 20 CDs we’ve found anywhere in the last year.”

Intelligent Pop (2006)

“[His] music is honest and true. A real breath of fresh air in an ocean of superficiality — with songwriting that reveals the insight of a skilled poet twice his age.”

Ron Craighead, KGLT Radio


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