Aaron Keim

aaron keim with his ukulele against a wood wall

Aaron Keim is a luthier, musician, historian and writer, living in Hood River, Oregon. He has built instruments under the brand Beansprout since 2008 and also built for Mya-Moe from 2011-18.  Along with his wife Nicole, he plays music as The Quiet American and has written 12 instructional books.  

Favorite Album: Southeastern by Jason Isbell
Favorite Song: "Reuben’s Train"
Favorite Ukulele: Whichever one is in my hands
  • “Let the Work I Do, Speak For Me” (2020)
  • “The Junebug Boys” (2018)
  • “Songs From A Rocking Chair” (2014)
  • “Wild Bill Jones” (2013)
  • “The Quiet American Vol 2” (2010)
  • “The Quiet American Vol 1” (2008)
  • “Born in the Country, Raised in Town” (2005)

Articles by Aaron Keim