Massachusetts native Aaron McCloskey first picked up the guitar in college and has rarely put it down since. He began studying jazz, blues, and folk music, but quickly discovered his passion for bluegrass. Aaron graduated from the commercial music program at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, where he honed his bluegrass chops with Joe Carr and Alan Munde.
Aaron maintains a busy schedule playing with front range bluegrass band “Wood Belly”. Wood Belly won the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition in 2018 and are quickly becoming one of Colorado’s top bluegrass acts. He also regularly performs solo and duo shows with a variety of talented musicians. Aaron was featured in the May 2010 issue of “Flatpicking Guitar Magazine” for his work with “Steve Smith and Hard Road”. Aaron lives in Berthoud, Colorado where he can be found hiking, fly-fishing, and teaching guitar and banjo at his home and the Swallow Hill Music School in Denver.
In the last few years Aaron has gone headfirst into building tube amplifiers. He does all his own woodworking and wiring and his amps blend vintage tone with modern enhancements. You can find more information at mcclostone.com.