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ALASTAIR GREENE : Lead Guitar/Vocals

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Alastair Greene was born April 18th, 1971 in Santa Barbara, CA and has been a mainstay of the Southern California music scene for over two decades. He discovered music through his mother’s piano playing at home and whose record collection included classics by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John, while his father’s tastes at the time leaned toward Bach and Beethoven. Alastair was inspired to pursue music as a career by his grandfather, the late Chico Alvarez, who played trumpet as a member of the Stan Kenton Band in the ’40s and ’50s. Growing up, Alastair took piano lessons and played the saxophone before discovering the guitar in High School. He received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied for two years before returning to southern California to begin playing with Blues and Rock bands in the early ‘90s. Alastair is best known for his blues-based, soulful, and melodic guitar playing and is one of the rare-breed to play slide guitar. He can be heard on CDs by Alan Parsons (2004 release ‘A Valid Path’); Aynsley Dunbar (2008 release ‘Mutiny’); and Blues harmonica legend and member of WAR, Mitch Kashmar (2005 release ‘Wake Up and Worry’). Alastair has put out five of his own CDs and is working on his sixth. He has also appeared on countless independent CD releases ranging from Blues and Folk to Southern Rock and Heavy Metal. Alastair continues to record and perform with his own band, as well as with the Alan Parsons Live Project. Find out more at www.agsongs.com