Tall, talented Aaron Bryan communicates through music


MARK STOKES  | Illustrator


Name and age: Aaron Bryan, 22
Occupation: Retail
Spotted at: Kroger Cityplace

Born in Edinburg, Texas, to a Japanese/Cherokee mother and an Apache father, this tall, handsome Aquarian — with his thick black hair, olive skin and smoldering eyes — could never get lost in a crowd.

I got the music in me: A self-taught musician, Aaron plays guitar, piano, ukulele and the six-string banjo. He’s always loved writing, and together with his musical skills, it was a perfect chemistry to allow him to express and process his emotions. “Music is my journal. My songs are confessions of sadness, loneliness, frustration, falling in love, instant attraction, that spark when you meet someone special.”

His dream is to become a professional singer, and he knows to be competitive he has to have his own unique voice. “I write songs about my own personal experiences that no one else can sing.” One of his signature songs, titled, “Effortless” is about letting go of an old relationship and starting a new one.

Gym dandy: Aaron keeps fit by working out in the gym three times a week and running three times a week. He also enjoys reading fiction and blogging.

One of his favorite quotes: “A universe cannot exist without a mind entering into it.”

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 26, 2013.