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“On our first night open, Aaron McDonnell and his band were on their second encore playing “The Fireman” with a full dance floor and bar,....” 

- Houston Chronicle, For full article click HERE

"15 Rising Texas Artists to Watch in 2018"

- Wide Open Country, For full article click HERE

"I have to give some credit to a great guy and talented artist, Jeremy Steding (his new album “Odessa” is out now!) for turning me onto Aaron McDonnell. The first thing I noticed right away is the powerful and deep voice that McDonnell has. I gave a listen to the five songs on “Get Gone” and was hooked pretty quickly. I was stunned I had not heard of him prior..."
- Pitstop For Country, For full article click HERE


"Aaron McDonnell is a country artist from Oregon who has relocated to Austin, Texas. He performs around the Lone Star State with his wife Dani McDonnell and their band, the Neon Eagles. McDonnell’s music is inspired by various forms of traditional country music and the Northwest’s brooding singer-songwriters..."
- Wide Open Country, For full article & video click HERE

"...Here at TMP, we really dig the vintage country sound of the track and alluring instrumentation.  McDonnell’s vocals radiate with the experience of someone well-versed in the subject-matter, and aided by a seasoned delivery.  The well-crafted lyrics paint an interesting picture of a relationship’s ending and the adventurous new beginning...."
- Texas Music Pickers, For full article click HERE

"Aaron McDonnell may have been born and raised in Oregon, but he got to Texas as fast as he could. What’s better, is that Texas welcomed him and his music with open arms! That is the Texas we know, and McDonnell certainly adds a little country charm..."
- Shannon Salas, TexasHillCountry.com For full article click HERE

"Country music finds itself facing a bit of conundrum lately; the effort to appeal to a wider fan base has led to a backlash against the popular bedazzled country sound that has taken over the airwaves, alienating classic country fans who are crying out for a more traditional, less homogenized sound. And while national artists like Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton provide this sound for the masses, Austinites (and beyond) can latch on to Aaron McDonnell for relief from the modern country era..."
- "Austin's 7 Best Unknown Musical Acts" Fansided, Local POV For full article, click HERE


"The second five-song set from country singer-songwriter McDonnell in less than a year follows closely in the heels of last fall's Battle Bend EP. The title track shines most brightly here, a mid-tempo number with a smart rhythmic twist..."
- Peter Blackstock, Austin American-Statesman: Austin 360 On The Record For full article, click HERE

"Battle Bend is a wonderful record that is country at its purest form. Aaron McDonnell is definitely one to watch, as I think he’ll be making a big splash on the country scene, or at least he should if they know good country music. I look forward to hearing more from McDonnell, until then, Battle Bend will be on repeat."
- For The Country  Record, U.K. For full article, click HERE


"In his first release since relocating from Seattle to Austin about a year ago, McDonnell shows promise as compelling singer of original country tunes written in a classic vein. He’s purposefully tossing his hat into Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan ring with these five songs (Watson even gets name-checked in the track “Hill Country Saturday Night”), and it’s a good fit. McDonnell’s sounds is shaped partly by pedal steel ace Bob Hoffnar’s fluid honky-tonk playing; other contributors include guitarist Redd Volkaert and Aaron’s wife Dani McDonnell, who duets on “Day to Day.” 
- Peter Blackstock, Austin American-Statesman: Austin 360 On The Record


Austin 360 On The Record: 2015 in Review - Favorite Records by Austin Artists 2015. For the full article, click HERE.
FOX: Music In The Morning, March 11th, 2016

FOX: Music In The Morning, March 11th, 2016

KXAN (NBC Affiliate): Studio 512 Performance, November 5th, 2015

KXAN (NBC Affiliate): Studio 512 Performance, November 5th, 2015

FOX: Music In The Morning, November 4th, 2015

FOX: Music In The Morning, November 4th, 2015

KEYE (CBS Affiliate): We Are Austin - Music Monday, November 4th, 2015

KEYE (CBS Affiliate): We Are Austin - Music Monday, November 4th, 2015