Aaron Dessner is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer best known for being a member of the Brooklyn-based band “The National“. He co-founded the Grammy-winning band with his twin brother Bryce in their hometown Cincinnati in 1999.
Whether it’s Sharon Van Etten’s breakthrough album ‘Tramp’, Lisa Hannigan’s delicate craftmanship, or the haunting gothic blues of Adia Victoria, Aaron has his distinctive sound and approach, and an ability to connect with artists from diverse genres.
Divulge into the world of Aaron Dessner as you tag along with this article. Also, get to know about his parents, height, and net worth as the article proceeds.
Aaron Dessner Parents, Siblings, Family
Aaron Dessner’s twin brother Bryce Dessner is a composer/guitarist for “The National“. The siblings were so similar in appearance and demeanor that they felt compelled to announce their names into off-screen interviews.
Around the age of 12, Aaron and his brother collected baseball cards. They reminisced, they traded their cards in for a guitar and a bass and started to jam to Firehouse and Neil Young. Furthermore, the siblings confessed that they were “a band of brothers”. Rather than driving them apart, the sense of familial spirit was what kept them going on.
Reportedly, Aaron grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Also, it was known that Aaron had an older sister named Jessica Dessner who lived in Italy. Maybe the melophile ran in the family — Jessica was an artist/dancer/poet. Unfortunately, she suffered from breast cancer.
As for his parents, Aaron shared that he was brought up on “Midwestern ethos —a family-first kind of thing.” Moreover, his father was a jazz drummer. Finding it hard it makes money as a musician, his father stashed his drums away in a closet and found another job.
It was at the age of 6 or 7 when Aaron found his father’s drums. But at the time he was into playing soccer, and basketball and tennis, baseball at the school. Though he never thought of pursuing music for a career, it wasn’t until ninth grade that his sister’s boyfriend would spark his interest in music.
In 2019, Aaron’s brother revealed that things weren’t going well with their parents. He shared,
“Our family is kind of imploding. The relationship with our parents, seeing things you always expected to be there, suddenly not there.”
Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Born April 23, 1976, Aaron was 44 of age when Taylor Swift’s album Folklore was released. Taking about his distinct features, he has emerald green eye color and a triangular face.
Furthermore, Aaron Dessner stands tall at a height of 5 feet 11 inches ( 180.34 cm) and weighs about 81 kgs ( 178.57 lbs).
Aaron Dessner Net Worth, Taylor Swift, Music
In 2020 as Taylor Swift’s surprise new album Folklore dropped, Aaron was in the limelight for being one of her main collaborators on the LP. Reportedly, Taylor being a longtime fan of the band, approached him in late April about the possibility of collaborating remotely.
Previously, Taylor was even seen hanging backstage with Aaron’s band on June 2019 concert at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Apart from this, Aaron is also credited with the contributions of Jack Antonoff and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Furthermore, he is credited to dozens of other music albums like Mumford and Sons’ Wilder Mind, Frightened Rabbit’s Painting of a Panic Attack, and Local Native’s Hummingbird.
In 2016, Aaron operated out of a studio called Long Pond on his property near Hudson, N.Y. Reportedly, the same year, he sold his three-story Victorian-style house for $2.35 million. Previously, he purchased it for $700,000 in 2003.
As of July 2020, Aaron Dessner’s net worth was estimated to over $10 million.
Aaron Dessner Wife, Married, Kids
By 2020, Aaron Dessner had been married to his wife, Stine Wengler for over 4 years.
Reportedly, Stine is from a pretty Danish lady from Copenhagen who met Aaron around 2007. She is a registered nurse and worked at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medical Center.
Also, he shares two kids with his wife, Stine. They have a daughter named Ingrid Stella who was born around September 2011 and a son named Robin Lo Brooking Dessner born 20th March 2015. Furthermore, Aaron shared that he named his son after his uncle Robin Brooking Hastie who loved all things in nature.
As of 2017, Aaron and his family lived in Paris.
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Last modified: July 24, 2020