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Aaron Dessner
Aaron Dessner at Way Out West 2014.jpg
Dessner at Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014
Background information
Born April 23, 1976 (1976-04-23) (ageĀ 45)
United States
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • instrumentalist
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • piano
  • keyboards
Associated acts

Aaron Brooking Dessner (born April 23, 1976) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The National, with whom he has recorded eight studio albums, and as a co-founder of the indie rock duo Big Red Machine, alongside Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

Alongside his work with The National and Big Red Machine, Dessner has produced albums by Taylor Swift, Frightened Rabbit, Ben Howard, Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives, This Is the Kit, Adia Victoria, Lisa Hannigan, and Lone Bellow, amongst others.

Working alongside his twin brother Bryce, the pair curated and produced the charity compilations, Dark Was the Night (2009) and Day of the Dead (2016), for the Red Hot Organization.

Dessner co-founded and curates three music festivals: Eaux Claires in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, alongside his Big Red Machine partner Vernon; HAVEN in Copenhagen with his brother Bryce, and Boston Calling Music Festival.

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