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I happen to be related to the Godmother of Aja but that does not prejudice the following statement, which is meant to be as objective as possible. I am also an amateur musician and music lover (at middle age with about 40 years of listening to music in all genres).

We saw Aja and her band perform last year at the Del Mar Fair. This is an amazingly talented and skilled group of young musicians (very young). Not only Aja's natural voice and song styling prowess but the multi-instrumental abilities of all of them. How many 13 year olds to you know who can belt out a song with the best of 'em while playing a decent bass line simultaneously? Her brother Jory is also amazing on drums and piano, and the young lady on lead can play some mean solos. Not to leave out the two other guys who are obviously string maestros themselves. The songwriting is also impressive and they all sing.

All this and, from what I've seen so far, not so much of the Ego that often accompanies that kind of talent. As a band they seem to just enjoy playing music together and they're fun to hear. That's what it's all about.

Feb. 15, 2010

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