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Heart in Two - 2007



The Alltunators began as a long-distance relationship between Paris, France and Laramie, WY. Andy and Jess met through family connections in WY, and after a few months of walking Parisian streets while yearning for wide-open Wyoming skies, Jess moved to Denver in 1999. In 2002, she and Andy got married in New Orleans. In his wedding speech, Jess’s Dad told them the most important advice he could give was to encourage them to play music together. So, out of a mix of classical training, passion for blues and bluegrass, jamming with friends and finding new voices, a true musical partnership began. Andy and Jess started playing as the Alltunators in 2005 and added Pascal Guimbard on upright bass in 2008. They play regularly in the Denver area (Hi-Dive, Irish Rover, Denver Art Museum, D’Note, Mead Street Station, Meadowlark, Swallow Hill, Mercury Cafe) as well as in NE and WY.
The Alltunators combine powerful vocals and harmonies with a variety of instrumental arrangements, bringing new energy to old-timey sounds. They play blues , bluegrass, swing, folk and original tunes. Their influences include Tim O'Brien, Gillian Welch, Johnny Cash, Split Lip Rayfield, Beth Orton, Chris Thile, Steve Earle, Reinhardt and Grappelli, Jolie Holland and Steve James. Their shared passion for music and fun comes through in every performance, from ballads to footstompers, and their signature bluegrass arrangement of Eye of the Tiger. Yes, Eye of the Tiger.
Andy, a veteran of the touring & recording blues act Blinddog Smokin', grew up playing guitar and mandolin with family and friends in Wyoming. He studied classical guitar at the University of Wyoming, then toured as the bass player with Blinddog for seven years before settling in Denver in 2000. He also builds acoustic instruments, including the octave mandolin he plays.
Jess grew up in the U.K., and began playing classical violin and piano at an early age. After graduating college she lived in France for three years before moving to Denver in 1999.
Pascal was a welcome addition to the group in 2008, and brings a real passion for old American music. Originally from France, he has many years of experience playing blues, country and rockabilly, as well as gyspy swing. He has played with the Dalhart Imperials, Gypsy Swing Revue, Red Hot ‘n’ Blue, Felonius Smith and the Interstate Cowboys.