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Aidan Goheen – Joining Early Spirit [EP.23]

On how to replace a band member and join the group successfully.

On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Aidan Goheen talks about how he replaced Will Chernoff in the band Early Spirit during 2021.

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AIDAN GOHEEN

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photo by Christopher Edmonstone

  • Which bands Aidan has been in before Early Spirit
  • Early Spirit’s shows of summer 2021 and Aidan’s first gigs since joining
  • The band’s audience demographic and how Aidan can get used to it
  • Doing a photoshoot with Christopher Edmonstone
  • What it’s like being around Ben Kelly, J. Knutson, and Gabriel Dubreuil
  • Aidan’s role as another driver for the band on the road, which I never could provide
  • Bonding with Gabriel over outdoor activities, and what Aidan taught him how to do
  • Our thoughts on how a band can made a change of members work well for everyone
  • How a new band member needs two big-picture things to have a good time as they join the operation
  • Early Spirit’s recording time at Monarch Studios in October 2021, and Jay’s role in the studio

“You can tell Jay’s done a lot of recording […] He’s very careful about respecting others’ creative ideas, but also still trying to put in his opinion”

-Aidan Goheen
  • The biggest difference in how Early Spirit works in the studio compared to Aidan’s other band
  • His confession about his studio experience in the folk genre
  • What Aidan does to make Early Spirit fit into his school-teaching schedule, and what role the band has in his day-to-day
  • How music teachers can inspire their students with their extracurricular life
  • What Early Spirit needs for a great year in 2022?

Top highlight

My top moment was when I asked Aidan a crucial question about the balance of the band. It’s a funny response but speaks to how valuable he is to the whole group. Stick around for that!


Find Early Spirit at their website.

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By Will Chernoff

William Ross Chernoff—known as Will to friends and colleagues—is a jazz musician, podcaster, YouTuber, and writer. He records and performs under his own name, William Chernoff.