December 16th, 2022 8:30pm Stage 3
Aimee Bayles is a singer, songwriter and recording artist based in New York City. Her love of Christmas is on full display this year with the release of two original Christmas songs- the first a co-write with Seth Johnson (SethLoJo) titled “Christmas Memory” evokes the bittersweet warmth of remembrance that the holidays bring. And her single “I Want a Tropical Christmas” is a joyous beach sleigh ride imagining a carefree holiday of palm trees and bikinis.
Her previous 2022 release, “Flowers For Love And Loss,” is a deeply personal ep, featuring two songs about losing each of her parents. Originally from Virginia, her soulful, vocally-driven music is influenced by an upbringing in southern church music, her training as an opera singer, and learning folk guitar from her pastor father. Her 2019 release, ENOUGH, showcases a collection of original songs about her life in the city and her rural southern roots. Aimee’s sound is inflected with inspiration from Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton and Alison Krauss.