Aaron Carpenter has a gift for articulating the plight of the downtrodden and misunderstood. A knack for stepping inside his fellow man’s boots and feeling the wear on the sole, the caked dirt between the treads, and the permanent awkwardness of the fit.
This insight keeps listeners riveted throughout as The Revelators report back on the lot of small-town lifers, neglected love veterans, and the invisible homeless with both sympathy and a burning curiosity.
By his own admission, the Waiheke Island based songwriter turns more inward and that means the blues and country music, music he credits as “the commonest of human experience, perhaps the only thing that we all truly share.”
His Revelators are none other than a veteran gaggle of hot shot musicians that also include none other than Glenn Campbell Ross, (he of The Misunderstood, Juicy Lucy fame). In the latter half of 2015, Aaron Carpenter & those Revelators of his released their debut E.P, it’s first single and accompanying video “Stranger” played out on October 16th.
It’s the classic collection of songs he’s taking his whole life to write and finality will be a stroke of genuine relief. As he champions in one of the country/rock songs from the release – “Forgiving yourself is the hardest thing” ….