Aaron Johnson (musician)

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Aaron Johnson
Birth name Aaron Howard Johnson
Born (1977-02-08) February 8, 1977 (age 40)
Occupation(s) Producer, mixer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts The Fray, Secondhand Serenade, Eve 6, Meese, Chase Coy Feat Colbie Caillat, Katie Herzig.
Website www.ajjaaudio.com

Aaron Howard Johnson (born February 8, 1977) is an American music producer. Aaron has produced and mixed many artists including Steve Grand, Secondhand Serenade, Katie Herzig, and Eve6, but he is best known for being the producer of the Denver-based rock band the Fray.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Johnson was born in Maryland and grew up in Southern California, attending college at the California Institute Of The Arts. He lived in Denver, Colorado from 1999 to 2001, after which he moved to New York City. In 2008, Aaron returned to Southern California. Aaron got his start "hanging out" at a studio in So Cal while still in high school. It was there that he developed an interest in making and recording music. His break came in a demo he produced and recorded for the Fray of a song called "Over My Head (Cable Car)". Aaron produced the band's debut album, How to Save a Life, and their follow up album, The Fray. On How to Save a Life, he co-wrote the fourth single, "All at Once."[3] He has also worked with the Fray on their live albums, EPs and other material. Aaron has been awarded multiple Platinum Records, a Billboard Music Award, and was honored as "Producer Of The Year" at the New England Music Awards in 2012.

Aaron has a studio in San Clemente, CA, where he does most of his mixing and producing. He was the guitarist for the NYC rock band God or Julie before taking on mixing and producing full-time.

Aaron's brother, Rian Johnson, wrote and directed the films Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


  1. ^ Aaron Johnson official site
  2. ^ Arriving from Denver, rockymountainnews.com, June 24, 2006]
  3. ^ allmusic.com