Just as Oakland, CA’s Aaron Kierbel was breezing through Pittsburgh, we managed to nab him for a Healthy Artists portrait. We sat down for a quick latte at Cannon Coffee and asked him about his drumming for the band, Rupa and the April Fishes, and his experience with trying to live and work as an artist. Despite his band’s success, having toured the world and received praise from Filter Magazine and the like, access to affordable, quality health care still proves elusive. In this video, we learn more about what it means to be an artist in America, and why we must keep the health care reform conversation on the table.
Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow.