About Allen G
Allen Giardinelli has been playing music for 3 decades throughout 35 countries. He grew up performing and traveling the world with his musician parents, his father a producer/songwriter for European RCA and his mother a classical violinist with an abiding interest in rock, blues, and jazz. Al began performing at a young age, both in the recording studio and on stage, and by the time he was in his early teens he'd acquired a proficiency in multiple musical genres, playing music full time and also touring with several rock and blues bands.
Al discovered and developed a consuming interest in gypsy jazz, particularly the music of Django Reinhardt. Today Al has melded this interest with his lifelong love of Mississippi Delta blues to develop a unique style of his own, tinged with rock and Americana influences. He is an accomplished songwriter, arranger, and composer producing albums for his fellow musicians at Cymatic Sound Studios in Bandon, Oregon, where he can also be found performing in spare moments at Angelo's Italy.
Still honoring his itinerant musician roots, Al continues to seek out and collaborate with talented musicians wherever he goes, performing with impromptu groups and solo using a loop pedal and two guitars, a Selmer-style Manouche guitar and a resonator. His versatile skill with multiple instruments (also lap steel guitar, upright bass, dobro, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, percussion – even sitar, learned during a ten-year residency in India) and expansive love of music combine with his formidable talent to engage and surprise audiences wherever he plays.