Aaron Sellen grew up in Colorado in a very musical household. He was an atypical teenager who listened to music like The Band, Little Feat, Tom Waits, and Poco. After entering college, his passion became more obvious and he decided to pursue music. After two years of playing any instrument he could get his hands on, Richie heard Aaron playing some of the more creative bass lines on “Flying on the Ground Is Wrong” (Buffalo Springfield). Soon after that, Richie asked Aaron to play bass on some upcoming gigs.
After years of touring with Richie, Aaron has compiled an exceptional resume of musicians he has performed with. He has also been able meet some of his favorite musicians… all the fellas in Little Feat just to name a few.
Inspired by his father, Scott, this young multi-instrumentalist is currently involved in a number of musical projects. One of these projects, Medicine Machine, currently includes Alan Lemke and Cooger McCary. The Colorado trio has their first EP available now. Available on iTunes.
Aaron is married to the one and only Mandy Marie Sellen and wants to thank her for all of her love, patience, and support. They have just recently had a little baby boy named Clive.
Aaron uses a very simple bass/amplifier set up with the Richie Furay Band. “Richie’s music throughout the years has always had a very punchy bass sound. Listening to Tim B. Schmit on Poco albums, I naturally fell in love with that sound. It works great in what we call ‘Country Rock.’ So I had to go get myself a Fender J-Bass. You plug it into a classic Ampeg tube head and you got that sound. It’s that simple. It’s easy being the bass player on fly dates.”
Aaron’s Bass comes with active EQ that allows him to adjust to any live situation he finds himself in.
- Fender American Deluxe J-Bass 2004
- Fender 8250 Taperwound Med nickel Steel Strings
- Ampeg SVT-CL (All Tube) Amplifier
- Ampeg Porta Bass Head (250 watts) – for more intimate venues
- Ampeg Cab (Depends on size of venue)