Al Dual, American Roots Guitar

Biography

Al Dual, Spanish guitarist, composer, songwriter, producer and performer. Duals name is clearly a reflection of his ability to switch from one musical style to another.  

Though Al originates from Spain, he is fluent with the universal language of music. Al’s musical roots first stemmed from ‘50’s Rock & Roll and promptly branched to Rockabilly, Blues, Surf, Western Swing, Jazz, Classical. Duals interest in a variety of music led him to travel Europe and America to master several styles.

Duals first journey to United States was in 2002. He landed in Music City- Nashville, Tennessee, where he immersed himself in North American musical roots. Sun Records and Honky Tonk Row opened the doors, and Al Dual found a new world. This passage led him to discover a deep understanding of the diversities between cultures and more essentially- the common bond we can all share- musica

In years to follow, Al would offer his talents as a guitarist, composer of cinemas and cinema orchestration, Radio and TV production, album production, as well as song co-writer. Consistently eager to widen his musical education, in 2007 he completed classical guitar studies, as well as Film Composition and Orchestration. Al learned from the great masters.

In 2013, coinciding with the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the Gretsch Guitars brand, Al Dual receives the endorser of the brand being the corporate image in Spain with the release of the new model Panther G6137TCB.

In 2015 appears his first LP, The Early Tapes & Instrumental Rare  © Retrosonic. Música Fundamental 2015 ( Huelva, Spain), where he shows early recordings with his particular vision of classics surf and Rock & Roll themes.

Although Dual is well-known as the Guitarist for Spain’s superb Rockabilly act, “Pike Cavalero” with whom he has played in all Spanish and European Rockabilly Festivals, he had also played with numerous great artists in Spain such as Charlie Hightone.

He has performed at best greats clubs across Europe also American as "Kensington Club" "The Tower" "Spike's" "Till Two Club" "The Juke Joint" "Eastside Luv" and "The Continental Club" in Austin, Texas, Temple American country music.

In October of 2017 he releases his first solo album EP 7 " called "Blue's Back In Town" for the record label El Toro Records. In this Ep he shows his new facet as composer, lyricist and interpreter of 4 songs that goes from the purest Rockabilly to Western, that were recorded in Madrid at Geek Records Studios, mixed at Moma Musicstudio in Valencia and mastered in Nashville, TN at the well known Georgetown Masters where have mastered great musicians such as Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Sonny Burges, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Johnny Horton, George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Rich or Carl Perkins.