Albert Del Rio
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Albert Del Rio

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
Band Folk Acoustic


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"From London..."

"...gripping high-energy acoustic urban soul folk, and then some."
- Online T.V.,London

"From NYC..."

"Albert takes over NY with a rousing set...Albert's clean, articulate and bright vocals are accompanied by his steady guitar work and of course, lyrical genius."
Online T.V.
- Online T.V., NYC

"From NYC..."

"If Albert's fancy finger work doesnt tickle you enough, then this mans voice will inspire you as he mixes a rugged urban soul edge with his hot acoustic folk..."

- DMT, London

"From NYC..."

"... a sex-driven explosion."
- Shout Magazine, NYC

"From Internet Radio..."

"...vocals so hot, the speakers sweat, and music honest and without studio tricks to mask inadequacies. Albert vocally brings to mind Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews and maybe a little Jamiroquai thrown in for good measure. "Breathe" is hot, and the naked truth is Albert is one amazing artist."
Radio Stonewall - Radio Stonewall

"From NYC..."

"With a unique percussive guitar style and a ferocious, haunting voice, he puts the soul back in alternative music."
October 1999, NY Rainbow Concert News, NY, NY - NY Rainbow Concert News, NYC

"From The 2006 International Folk Alliance Festival, Austin TX"

I met Albert Del Rio at the Folk Alliance Conference in Austin, February 2006. He was this mod looking dude in a sea of folk granola (not that granola is bad). Wearing a pair of hip glasses and a Cheshire Cat smile he walked over to the "Bose Personalized Amplification System® Open Mic Stage" signup area and asked to play. I slotted him in and awaited another in a series of "pleasant...but-heard-that-before" balladeers.

When Albert's time arrived I plugged his guitar in and adjusted his mic for comfort and returned to my seat. Albert started with “Rain”. I knew immediately that this would be different because a handful of capos adorned the neck of his Martin, each hugging a different string. “Odd” I thought, but then…

The next 12 minutes were nothing less than a religious experience. I sat there, mesmerized by his soulful voice and charmed by the notes dancing out of his guitar. I momentarily drifted into the music and forgot that I was in charge of the open mic. Three or so songs later my trance was interrupted by the next artist asking when they were due onstage.

I had the pleasure of hearing Albert Del Rio perform again at the Folk Alliance Conference and this time I remained alert. Everything from Albert’s guitar work to his vocal stylings seeped intense emotion and focus. Each note was intentional. Every vocal groan and cry deep from within.

It is difficult to listen to Albert Del Rio perform and not lose oneself in the moment. It is as it should be.

Mark Chipeur
Senior Market Representative
Live Music Technology Group
Bose Corporation
- Bose Corporation


Studio Live

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Some quick highlights for those short on time:

* 2010 International Folk Alliance Showcase Artist

* Two time "Best of NYC" award winner

* Recently played live show on 104.2 Nile FM (Cairo, Egypt) for 4-5 million listeners

* 2010 Upcoming performances in Brazil,Columbia, Egypt, and France

* 2009 Performances in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt

* 2008 Performances in The Azores, Portugal

* 2006 Mountain Stage New Song Festival Live Open Round Finalist

Here's the nitty-gritty:

*What does Albert Del Rio do?*

Albert Del Rio is one of the nation’s best solo singer songwriters. His style has been called “a unique blend of passion and rhythm” with “haunting, soulful vocals” and a “clever, offbeat lyrical approach.” Albert’s high-energy solo acoustic show is a powerful showcase of cathartic vocals, catchy grooves, innovative guitar playing, lyrical force, and funny faces.

*What does Albert Del Rio sound like?*

Albert Del Rio has a unique voice, distinctive driving rhythmic finger style guitar work, and strong lyrical content. Comparisons have been drawn to Martin Sexton, Amos Lee, Paolo Nutini, Jack Johnson, Ray Lamontagne, John Mayer, and Brett Dennen. Albert’s music is high energy, all original soul folk and
blues. He is a treat for average listeners and discerning musicians alike, as he often uses alternate guitar tunings and multiple capos to achieve unique tonalities and musical colors.

*Why should you book Albert Del Rio?*

Albert Del Rio is a great performer, and has a must see live show. He has over four hours of original solo acoustic music ready to go. His music touches a variety of genres and appeals to several audiences, including young urban hipsters, traditional folksters, rhythm and blues lovers, new country listeners, as well as pop fans.

* Where did Albert Del Rio come from?*

Albert is the former lead vocalist and drummer of Clambone Records recording artists Smokehouse Prophets, an alternative funk act. While with this project, Albert played numerous clubs and concert venues with famous acts including P-Funk with George Clinton, B.B King, Blondie, Creed, The Foo Fighters, Jewel, Little Feat, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dr.John, Soul Asylum, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Toni Trishka, The Subdudes, Scott Weiland, Gatemouth Brown, Echo and the Bunnymen, Fastball, Harvey Danger, and others.

During the group's five years of touring and recording, Albert's "aggressive funk rhythms", "unique vocal stylings", and "off-beat lyrical approach" helped garner both the band and himself widespread critical acclaim and a large following; Smokehouse Prophets was voted as one of the nation's top unsigned bands by Discmakers U.S.A.

Following the band's breakup, Albert had a life changing epiphany listening to Ani DiFranco that inspired him to go straight out, buy a guitar and start writing. It wasn't long before Albert started taking it to the stage solo, guitar in hand, with new original material. He is dedicated to bringing his unique blend of passion and rhythm to the masses and to date the reviews have shown he is hitting the mark (see review sheet.)

Albert was recently a showcase performer at the 2010 International Folk Alliance Conference. In addition to the two "Best of NYC Singer Songwriter" awards, Albert has showcased at the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in NYC, an event hosted by the National Association of Popular Music/National Songwriters Guild, an event featuring the nation's best upcoming songwriters and performers. Albert has appeared on NBC's "Extra", Univision, NY One Metro news, and numerous local TV broadcasts.

Albert recently performed in The Azores, Portugal, and Cairo, Egypt, including a live radio performance for more than 5 million listeners.

Albert presently has an endorsement agreement with Martin Guitars.

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