With a sexy and soulful voice, singer/songwriter/musician AARON HAMRE plays a unique kind of bluesy acoustic dance-rock that is heavy on rythm and light on the ears. His songs make you dance and they stick in your head.
The nimble fingered guitarist (Austin Chronicle Top10) was recognized for his music by the Legislature of his home state of New Mexico in 2005.
During a two year stint in Los Angeles, Aaron was gifted a handmade guitar by a fan (30 Seconds To Mars' Tomo Millicevic) and invited to sing at the Ford Ampitheater during the Red Nation Celebration.
At the helm of many bands over the years, Aaron has opened up for such music luminaries as No Doubt, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joanne Shenondoah, Dash Rip Rock, The Hooters, and others.
Aaron's guitar hero is Prince, who also inspired his multi-instrumentalist approach to music. "You can hear Santana and Hendrix in his playing; two of my other favorites. Jimmy Page and George Harrison got me started and Prince took it from there. He showed me I had to do my own thing...my way".
Aaron had a near death experience in 1998. He had to be revived by EMTs and now considers each day a gift. "The last thing I remember I was drinking Tequila from bottles singing 'La Bamba' for the borrachos in the park near the arroyo. When I came back to town(Santa Fe at the time) a few weeks later, people freaked out...they were sure I was dead!" After that, Aaron lost his taste for alcohol. "It's hard to be friends with somethin' after it tries to kill you."
A lifelong student of the healing arts and everything mystical and magical, Aaron graduated in 2007 from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics where his hands gained a sensitivity to energy."It's great for playing guitar!" - G.W.