Al spent his early years in Ohio and Pennsylvania. When he turned eighteen he stuck out his thumb and hitched a ride west. A guitar player since the age of ten, Al first began performing publicly in the bars and cafes of Austin, Texas. After a while he moved on to Los Angeles, California where he continued to work at music while also working in TV commercials. In 1987 Al, weary of life in the fast lane, moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and he’s been living there ever since.
Al’s agile fingerstyle guitar playing and rich bass-baritone voice compliment each other and his wry humor provides an upbeat counterpoint to the acoustic blues and ballads he performs. Although he refers to himself as “the least known folk singer,” Al is getting pretty well known.