L.A. native Aaron McLain counts Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eddie Van Halen as the legends most influential on his playing. He has traveled the world playing guitar for Marc Anthony, Tears for Fears singer Oleta Adams, Patti LaBelle and Ronnie Laws, among others. He can currently be seen lending his guitar pyrotechnics to the Air Supply tour.
When he was 12, he played his first gig at a Boy Scouts ceremony with his brother on bass, covering a couple of Van Halen tunes. After graduating high school, he enrolled in the famed Dick Grove School of Music, where he learned the ins-and-outs of what it would take to make a living as a musician. He quickly went on to became a sought-after session guitarist playing with much more experienced colleagues.
Although he has played for 20,000 in Madison Square Garden with Marc Anthony, Aaron McLain is every bit as intense in front of a crowd of 100 at one of his local club gigs. “He lets me do my own thing and not many people would,” he says, of the Latin star. “I’ve been blessed to play with some people with real talent, who don’t hide behind any gimmicks.” - from Hits Magazine by Roy Trakin.
Aaron plays The Standard 36.