After a 5 year hiatus from music to focus on the beginnings of family life, in October 2020 Vermont based singer-songwriter Aaron Zuege released "Grow With Me". It is the first single under his given name and signals a new era in his songwriting. The cross country move from Seattle to a new community and new home necessitated a leaner, simpler approach to writing and recording.
Zuege released his first full length studio album "The Medicine's Kicking In" January, 2014. It was co-produced with Ed Brooks and recorded in Seattle at Studio Litho (Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard's studio). The album features loads of local talent including Andrew Joslyn (Passenger String Quartet, Macklemore), Abby Gundersen (Noah Gundersen), Annie Jantzer, Tekla Waterfield, Robert Mitchell, Steve Okimoto, Moe Provencher and Aimee Zoe.
Zuege's lyrically based songs lay in a bed of Intricate fingerpicking, mid-tempo Tom Petty rock, and lush, often unconventional production. Influences and comparisons include Paul Simon, Devendra Banhart, Elliot Smith, Tallest Man On Earth, and Father John Misty.
His previous work includes two home-recorded solo albums, "Cranium Miner's Blues" and the EP "Heaven Never Left Us", as well as a full length with the band Weightless, "Where All Things Go".
Zuege has also honored to work with Noah Dassel, sharing the stories of Seattle's homeless population through song as Give It To Me Rusty.