Meet Gary Allegretto

SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series
An Evening With Gary Allegretto and Ian Espinoza

Enjoy a LIVE performance of this entertaining group!
Filmed September 18, 2014
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Gary Allegretto and Ian Espinoza
2014 Western Music Group/Duo of the Year

Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Award Winners
Nominated by the Western Music Association for:
2014 Duo/Group of The Year
2010 Collaborative/Composite Album: Harmonicowboy
2010 Outstanding Instrumentalist - Male
2010 Outstanding Entertainer - Individual

Proud to be called a "Harmonicowboy," Gary Allegretto has a diverse background that has included stints as a backcountry forest ranger, firefighter, and ranch hand throughout the Western states. Along the way there's always been a harmonica within reach in his pickup, rucksack, saddlebag or vest pocket and a song in his heart. Gary's acclaimed work as a singer, songwriter and musician has captivated audiences at many cowboy poetry and western music shows and festivals and carried him to places around the globe. In addition, he's conducted his unique and popular harmonica workshops at music conferences, festivals, guest ranches, and events across the country. In fact, after folks see Gary's jaw-dropping performances, his harmonica workshops generally sell out!

Gary's CD "Harmonicowboy" received rave reviews from radio DJ's, magazines, and prominent folks in Western music. His music has also been featured in the soundtracks of films and commercials and he has received award for his playing. Hohner, the world's top harmonica manufacturer, endorses him. All the same, Gary's favorite way to play is still around a campfire circle with his cowboy friends.

Of worthy note, Gary is also the founding director of Harmonikids, a 501(c)3 non-profit music therapy organization that gives harmonica & lessons to special needs children internationally...after all, that's the "cowboy way."

What Some Folks Have Said About "Harmonicowboy:"

"Make no mistake...the effect of 'Harmonicowboy' is Fun with a capitol F...infectious and irresistible...about as "cowboy" as it gets."
                  -Rick Huff, The Western Way Magazine

"Gary Allegretto is in a class by himself and 'Harmonicowboy' is a downright winner...as a matter of fact, I'll stake my shaky reputation on it."
                 -Pat Richardson, Academy of Western Artists' Best Cowboy Poet Award

'Harmonicowboy' is exceptional! I just finished listening to it and I want to tell you that it's one of the best I've heard front to back. Great job!"
                -Lindalee Green, Western Music Association (WMA) President, California Chapter

"I love this CD!...In fact, I think we played it about 10 times in the car the other day! It's really great material that's fun to listen to. I'm blown away by Gary's masterful talent."
              -Marvin O'Dell, Cowboy Music DJ, Heartland Public Radio

"Clever poetic lyrics...just plain funny and fun...clear listening in the blur of sounds out there...get it and grin!"
               -True Cowboy Magazine

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