Chill, acoustics played during 
Pro Cat Cab

Aaron Zimmer sings and plays the guitar at a professional Cat Cab on Nov. 8 in the Fred Meyer Lounge. Joel Ray/Senior photographer

Aaron Zimmer sings and plays the guitar at a professional Cat Cab on Nov. 8 in the Fred Meyer Lounge.
Joel Ray/Senior photographer

The Fred Meyer Lounge was filled with relaxed audience members during the Nov. 8 Pro Cat Cab. Aaron Zimmer, a Brooklyn-based artist, came to McMinnville to share his indie-rock style with the Linfield community.

Zimmer has recorded six albums since 2003. His latest album, “First Persons,” is one of many short EPs to be released during late 2012 and early 2013.

“First Persons” was recorded to tape on a vintage Tascam 388 8-Track, ridding computers from most of the recording process.

Zimmer performed songs off of his recent album along with older songs. His chill, acoustic sound gave a relaxed feeling to the room.

Most of his songs’ lyrics sounded like they were talking about a relationship, but after Zimmer explained what each song was actually about, the audience was able to relate in a different way.

One talent that Zimmer had was his ability to play multiple instruments at once while singing. Throughout the performance, Zimmer played his guitar and sang, but also would accompany his music with a bass drum or even a tambourine.

After performing, Zimmer made sure that everyone knew his album was available for a free download at his website, aaronzimmer.com.

Chris Haddeland

Culture editor

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