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The Scoop

Aiden Barrick, Salt Lake City based singer-songwriter uniquely blends folk rock and beat poetry in original work. His catalog of music has significant depth, smooth edges and gutsy honesty. It resonates with listeners who crave vulnerability and bold authenticity. Barrick weaves themes of politico-religious oppression, romantic love and self-acceptance in ways that have garnered comparisons to Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman and Andrea Gibson.

Barrick’s songs are an amalgamation of his emergence as an artist coming into his own. A collection of ideas and stories from the past decade that have held on long enough to be told. His debut album Wastelands gathers chapters of the artist’s life and gives voice to a decade-long journey of personal expression and becoming.

Aiden Barrick performs with a rotating cast of talented players, yet at the core of their sound lies the relationship between Barrick and violinist/writing partner Judith Rognli. Rognli (ron-lee), a German transplant, has played with numerous folk combos and projects in her home country, traveling across the globe, and the US. It’s taken them a while to be this gay, but trust us, she is super gay. 

Aiden and Judith (you-dit) began playing music together right before the pandemic. They found each other in the most unlikely of places. Southern Utah. Their fierce musicianship and friendship translates to on-stage chemistry that is intimate, palpable, and inviting. 

To Aiden and Judith, the stage is the most free place to be. “Our safe space and our playground.” At their shows, you’ll find yourself dancing, ugly crying, and - depending on your style - falling in love with a stranger. 

Straddling genres of Americana and indie-folk, the duo is not concerned with fitting in. While navigating being queer and trans artists, the crux of their platform is layered with comforting melodies, raw powerhouse vocals and intentional messages of social justice, trans rights, and inclusion.

The stage is the most free place to be. “Our safe space and our playground.”
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