Windy City Smokeout

July 13-15, 2018

Aaron Lewis

July 14 | 6:30pm

At Windy City Smokeout

About Aaron Lewis

If it sounds like Aaron Lewis is long past defending his Country music pedigree, that would be a correct assessment. Lewis would prefer the music speak for itself and, with the release of SINNER, Lewis’ stunning Dot Records follow-up to his groundbreaking full- length solo debut The Road in 2012, any would-be detractors will be pretty much out of ammo. Lewis, however, is not. SINNER blasts through today’s Country music doldrums like a shot of 100-proof whiskey, with the singer making zero compromises with either himself or the restrictions of a format that seems to have abandoned its rougher tendencies in favor of pop and ‘70s rock inclinations largely lacking in grit. As to whether his outspokenness has impacted his career, Lewis says, “It’s not hurting me as far as I know, but I couldn’t give a damn, I don’t care. And, honestly, I could care less if I lost a couple of people because of that along the way. If you can’t enjoy my music anymore because you don’t see eye-to-eye with me, then so be it. Whatever.” And, after putting his heart and soul on the line to create SINNER, Lewis feels similarly about how it lands in the marketplace. “You can’t make everybody happy,” he says,“so you put your best foot forward, you hope everybody likes it, and if they don’t, f-‘em”.

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