Aaron Tinjum is a Minnesota-based songwriter with a talent for crafting intimate narratives about the ups and downs of daily life. He put together his folk rock project, Aaron Tinjum and the Tangents, while playing the many coffeehouses, dive bars, and thrift shops of Austin, Texas - the live music capital of the world. In 2012, with the release of debut EP Mirrors in the Dark, his band was honored by the Mayor of Austin and the City Council with their own official holiday.
After a stint in Washington, D.C. and the release of Foreign & Domestic in 2016, Tinjum returned home to Minnesota to begin work on his next album. With the newly re-formed Tangents, he recorded his third release Zinger at Sovereignty Recording in Minneapolis. The latest entry in Tinjum’s catalogue features his most mature songwriting to date, as he continues to expand his repertoire with heartfelt explorations of emotional resiliency, missed expectations, and the bittersweet process of growing old. "On the Way Down" showcases Aaron's deep baritone vocal, backed by a roots band that included acoustic and electric guitar, B3, and beautiful layers of vocal harmony. With an organic sound that might remind you of Guster, this folk-rock toe-tapper combines a wistful sense of romance with a feeling that the best is yet to come.
Aaron Tinjum and the Tangents has opened for a number of national touring acts, including Sam Amidon, James McCartney, Reeve Carney and Kawehi.
I drove down to Searchlight
for the night
to try and make things light
I couldn’t make you smile