story & photo
by Jessica Warzeniak
On February 5th, Aaron Lewis, lead singer and co-founder of Staind, performed his 36th show at Mohegan Sun. Prior to the concert, Aaron was inducted into Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame. Aaron performed solo acoustic versions of his well-known hits, as well as, covers of popular songs requested by the audience. The fan favorites were “It’s Been A While” – the most played song of the decade on Rock radio – and a cover of Alice in Chains’ “Rooster” that did Layne Staley proud. This amazingly talented songwriter and musician even diverted from his usual rock style to play an impromptu version of Kermit The Frog’s “Rainbow Connection.” With only a stool and a guitar, Aaron Lewis proved why he is the innovator of some of the most memorable songs of the past decade and Mohegan Sun is the perfect venue to enjoy his talent.