Aaron Earl Short
Kat Darling and Aaron Earl Short have joined the KFMG Family as part of our stable of co-hosts of our IOWA HOMEGROWN show on Sundays from 2-5 p.m.
With their wide collection of original songwriting, Kat Darling and Aaron Earl Short have been producing music together in The High Crest since 2005. Now they have released their long awaited self-titled debut album. It is a collection of songs that have been staples of their shows and favorites among fans. Riding on their connectivity, they produced a unique blend of songs for this album.
The High Crest harmonies are very distinguishable and their music has a throwback feel. The strong original songwriting is soulful, diverse and emotionally charged. Songs like Belong by Aaron and Light and Time by Kat, are written with a personal troubadour essence while the songs 120 by Kat and At the Church by Aaron give you a dose of storytelling.
Aaron and Kat write and perform on acoustic guitars but often switch gears to include Aaron’s slide guitar and Kat’s djembe drumming on their album and at their shows. They thrive in an acoustic setting and can transform into a full band. Not fitting into the traditional genres, they dubbed their music, Folk and Roll.
The couple was married in 2007 and recorded an EP, Fire. In 2008 their daughter, Abileen was born and in 2010 they recorded a family EP, Simple Songs Simple Feelings. They formed their partnership, 5 of Hearts Productions, in 2012 to support current projects which include, The High Crest self-titled debut album, Aaron’s solo album, Strange and a full album of their family songs, Simple Songs Simple Feelings.
The High Crest performs an average of 100+ shows per year at top events and venues in the Des Moines and surrounding Midwest area. They have also been recorded live on Des Moines’ radio station, KFMG 99.1 and continue to have their songs played regularly.
Aaron and Kat will be taking their music further into the Midwest area and also have plans of touring to Colorado and the West Coast. Armed with their new album, family and passion, The High Crest is dedicated to making music and sharing it with you.