Monday, March 23, 2009

Sometimes We Do...

I went for a run today and while I try not to write music that I don't enjoy (it's okay to like your own artwork) I have a hard time hearing my own voice.  But I have a tour with Chris Sligh coming up this Fall that I'm preparing for with new songs from the new album and I was mainly thinking of 'researching' the recording from last year.  

Anyhow, surprisingly, I actually enjoyed it.  Shane Hamill was my soundman and did a phenomenal job mixing it, Duffy, Josh and Scotty are all just incredible musicians and I not only love those guys, but I love playing live with them.   Worthy was the first song in the concert and as I was starting my run (it's a great tempo for running) I actually started to get a little emotional, just a big fat worship tune that's hard to sing...but I thought it sounded great...granted it's raw...straight from the speakers, no post production polishing, so you can hear our share of mistakes, but i guess that's what makes it real. 

If you've never been to one of my shows, or you have and you'd like to relive it over and over and over, it's available for purchase and immediate download, thanks to the amazing people at discrevolt.  I think this last show in Pittsburgh was one of the more enjoyable nights of the tour, and I was reminded today how special of an evening this was every night for us!   

My new single will be available soon off the new album, which is due 8/4, so enjoy this in the meanwhile!  I've even posted Come To Me on my myspace page to give you a feel for one of the more 'chill' moments of the night.  Here's the set list:
Aaron Shust
Whispered & Shouted Tour
Pittsburgh, PA 
Worthy/Let All I Do
Matchless/Blessed Be Your Name
Long Live The King
Give Me Words To Speak
Can't Hide From Your Love
Stillness (Speak To Me)
Watch Over Me
My Savior My God
Give It All Away
More Wonderful
'Burgh Boy (for the locals)
One Day 


Latte With Me said...

One of my favorite songs by you!

pinhofamily said...

Can I just tell you how excited I got to see you on the VeggieTale cd?!?! That is so fun. Zachary has the other veggietale worship cd and loves it. When I showed him this and that our friend Mr Aaron was on it, he said "I love that! Mr Aaron is my favorite!" He can recognize when you sing, it's so cute. Ordering the cd today :)

Diana said...

I'm trying to talk my 17 year old daughter into a road trip to come see you in PA 4/18. That would be fun.

Dan said...

Nice! I'll have to d/l it later.

Aaron, I'm coming to see you on 8/1 in NYC (tickets already bought!), you should totally have a copy of your new CD ready so I don't have to wait the extra 3 days. :)

Mayra said...

Can't wait till the new single comes out or August 4th. I remember last time you autographed the CD's that were pre-ordered. Are you doing something similar this time around?

Aaron Shust said...

Hey guys,
Latte: mine too!
Jen: :) hope Zach loves it!
Diana: you know the recording in PA was from last year right? i won't be in PA 4/18 this year.
Dan: good idea, (glad you're coming!) but i bet I won't even have them...if i do, i def won't be allowed to sell them! :(
Mayra: that hasn't come up yet, but I'm sure that will be the plan. hand cramp city, here I come. :D ...anything for my fans ;)

thanks for writing!

cleanaturalady said...

Cool. I am off to Myspace to listen to the new song. I am sure it is great. :)

cleanaturalady said...

I love that song - Come to Me (I just hopped over to Myspace to listen). Beautiful. I love that you left in the harmonica part too. That is great!

Sara Joy said...

It sounds as though your tour is going well! I just checked your blog for the first time in a long time and I'm so happy to see the Lord blessing you. If you're ever in CO it'll be fun to come see you perform. Hope you and Sarah are well.

Anonymous said...

Hey Aaron, a question that's often on my mind that kind of relates to this blog post: We "fans" often get encouragement/inspiration from artists' songs. I'm sure you are constantly hearing stories about how a song of yours touched a fan in the right way at the right time. Have you ever found yourself in a period of doubt or sadness where you've drawn inspiration from your own music (in the same, or perhaps similar way)? Maybe for you it might be more the "kick in the pants" of "would I have written that if I didn't mean it?"