Aaron Guerra


The Following was borrowed from the official Tourniquet Website.

Aaron grew up in Stagecoach, Nevada, population 900.  Not exactly the mecca for guitar teachers, Aaron's father taught him how to play.  In fact when he moved to LA to join Tourniquet, he was playing in Final Notice, a band he formed with his father.  He is a very precise rhythm player and his strong sense of melody for leads can be heard on Tourniquet's albums.  Fifteen years of guitar playing later, his love for music and perfomrins is always evident.  Some classic Guerra leads to check out:  Trivializing the Momentous, Complicating the Obvious (Acoustic Archives), Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (Carry the Wounded), Viento Borrascoso (Acoustic Archives).

Author's Comments


Personally, I absolutely love Aaron's playing.  He is an incredible guitarist that leaves me shaking my head with frustration when I listen to his leads.  He is lightning fast.  He can pick at speeds most of us just dream about while maintaining the feel of the song.  Never do his leads take on more than they are meant to (meaning he is very tasteful and fits his solos within the song rather than simply inserting a solo.)  The new album, Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm, is going to feature almost exclusive guitar work by Aaron Guerra, I don't think anyone will be disappointed.  Ted Kirkpatrick has stated that the work done on the new album is SO DIFFICULT that only Aaron Guerra could play it, including all past Tourniquet guitarists.