1:00pm on the Hyundai Maple Stage
Aaron Trory was born and raised on Salt Spring Island, BC. Coming from a musical family, he hung out with all kinds of groovy people there in the 90s. In high school, he hung out with the jazz kids, because they partied harder than ANYONE in that school. While recording his debut album in 2015, he was invited to join Blarney Stone house band ‘The Shenanigans.’ After developing a psychic link with his bandmates, Aaron decided it was time to approach the so-called difficult second album: ‘Zombie Sunflowers.’ With help from his new psychic friends, the album was still difficult, but genuinely all the more interesting for it. Zombie Sunflowers is a loose concept album based on Tom Petty, Black Mirror’s San Junipero episode, working in the Vancouver Film Industry, and playing at The Blarney Stone every Saturday night for the last three years. With the album’s cover hand-painted by his long-term romantic partner and the album’s photography shot at Riverview Hospital, this is Aaron Trory’s definitive love letter to the Greater Vancouver Metropolitan Area and the experiences he has had there.