Gary Allegretto (from the album Blues on the Trail available on Harmonicowboy Records)
Dropping names and pointing fingers is the horse that Gary Allegretto saddles up to ride Blues on the Trail, his latest release. A life on the road has given Gary Allegretto bragging rights for the album with Blues on the Trail remembering friends (“When Dutchy Plays the Mouth Harp”), good advice (“Every Silver Lining”), bad decisions (“Whittling Dynamite”), and stomps out a resume from past job experiences (“The Firebreak Line”). A harp in his pocket, Gary Allegretto has traveled the globe, working as a forest ranger and firefighter, teaching harmonica as well as playing for the past few decades. Gary is the founder and director of Harmonikids providing music therapy with harmonicas and lessons to special needs children internationally. Harmonikids provided aid to Haitian children after the devastating Port Au Prince earthquake as well as offered musical training in the tsunami refugee camps of North Sumatra, Indonesia and Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the trailer villages of Louisiana.
The title track begins the album on a country and western shuffle as Blues on the Trail introduces “A Horse Called Bluesman” and rolls like a tumbleweed through the tale of a drifter in “Wherever I Roam”. Putting a bounce into his step, Gary’s harmonica is the beacon light for “No Place Like Home” as he slows the rhythm down to a walking stride for the observations of “Cowboys Gotta Be Free” and tries to break a strong mount on a churning beat in “Black Diamond”.
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