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Aaron Hale and The Human Beings

Formed in 2017 upon the prerelease of Hale’s debut album “Wildflowers&ATOMBOMBS”, The Human Beings take it’s name from a John Trudell quote “I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being human.” Hale met VandeBurgh when VandeBurgh was still in high school, he used to come and watch Hale perform and soon a friendship was kindled. Jacob Davis and Hale were classmates at Oklahoma State University where they studied classical music theory and sang as leaders in the tenor section of the choir. MIchael Campbell and VandeBurgh were high school friends. The music incorporates Hale switching between five finger picked acoustic guitar, and piano while performing original works that incorporate classical theory into the composition. Hale’s recording career began in 2016 at Bell Labs in Norman with Grammy Award Winning producer Trent Bell and features Matt Duckworth of The Flaming Lips performing drums. The album deals with environmental rights, Native American spirituality/ rights, and protest songs. Hale is deeply inspired by wilderness exploration espicially in the four corners region.