As a singer/songwriter, skilled pianist, guitar player and bassist, Aaron LaFalce is a true multi-instrumentalist with a sweet-yet-commanding musical style. In this year’s Best of WNC readers pole, LaFalce won first place in two different categories: Best Local Performance Artist and Best Local Singer/Songwriter.
“That freakin' rocks!” writes LaFalce to the Xpress. “I think this says more about the support from my fans than it does about me being ‘the best.’ I just follow some simple basics: Know your audience and read the crowd; be grateful and versatile. The song always comes before your ego.”
A born-and-raised Ashevillean, LaFalce is extremely involved in the local music scene and fiercely promotes the work of local musicians on 98.1 The River, where he works as a DJ. In addition to playing solo performance at venues throughout Asheville, LaFalce hosts a weekly acoustic open-mic night at Pack’s Tavern on Mondays and performs on the piano at Vincenzo’s Ristorante & Bistro on Thursday nights.
“Thanks to everyone who voted,” says LaFalce. “I owe this accomplishment to you, lots of coffee, my trusty ol' Honda with 300,000 miles and many answered prayers.”
— Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt