aka Big Ern Baby
Name: Aaron Whalen
Instrument: Guitar, Vocals
Hometown: Freeport, IL originally and Cincinnati now
Eye Color: the prettiest blue
Favorite Movies: Dumb and Dumber, The Goonies, Almost Famous, Top Gun
Favorite Bands/Albums: I literally listen to everything, but currently I've been hooked on the new Tyler Childers, Turnpike Troubadours, and Propagandhi
Past bands/projects: Killing Abraham, Six Nights Alone, and I also have a solo project, but who the hell cares because I play in 500 Miles To Memphis!
Tidbits: Grew up with a musical family and took piano lessons and played saxophone in the high school band. Eventually switched to guitar in high school jazz band and went to the Northern Illinois University Jazz camp as a kid. Started playing in rock bands that had some moderate success around northern Illinois and eventually started an alt country band in college where I became friends with Ryan, Kevin, Noah, and Dave. Started playing in 500MTM in 2010 and have never looked back.
If you could pick a superpower, what would it be?: The ability to look through a pizza box and know the pizzas toppings without opening it.