He's been called a poet, shaman and musical revolutionary. Born the only son of a Baptist preacher and registered nurse in St. Louis, Aaron Michael Frison, known to the public as Coultrain, was exposed to a multitude of musical genres starting with gospel, then from Blues to Jazz. He also cites cultural influences as wide ranging as James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac and Stevie Wonder.
A surprise to some, Coultrain penned the majority of PPP’s (formerly Platinum Pied Pipers) acclaimed album Abundance (2008), as well as performing the subsequent Abundance tour both domestically and internationally.
He self-released his first LP The Adventures of Seymour Liberty(JuJu Dust/P-Vine) in the fall of 2007, and received a positive reception from critics and fans of the Soul music’s underground. In early 2010, Coultrain released a 7” inch through Recordbreakin’ titled The Wanderer / Balancing Act. Coultrain’s latest release, GodMustBeABoogieMan the EP was released online (August 2010) to the same acclaim as his previous musical efforts.
Plans are in the works for his next full length release – the next official chapter of the Seymour Liberty series in early 2011.
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