Alex Finazzo is a high-energy flatpicker inspired by the works of Doc Watson, Tony Rice, and Dan Crary. His style makes no apologies for his Bluegrass roots, yet has evolved into an eclectic blend of influences rich with heartfelt melodies, impressive technique and a dash of dry wit. Alex has performed at some of the region’s largest bluegrass festivals and street fairs, performs concerts in intimate venues, and has appeared on live radio and television several times. With an infectious passion for acoustic music, Alex is a crowd-pleasing musician that consistently impresses audiences with his dynamic and virtuosic playing style
He began his musical life as a teenager in North San Diego County, discovering the emphasis on community in the Bluegrass scene. Alex began playing at San Diego Bluegrass Society and North County Bluegrass and Folk Club meetings and events throughout the county, including two appearances at Summergrass Bluegrass Festival, performances at other festivals in the region and many street fairs and events. He had a few collaborations during this time, with The Soledad Mountain Band, Pacific Ocean Bluegrass band, The Scott Gates Band, and Blue Creek. After relocating to L.A., Alex met the world-class mandolin player Evan Marshall. That collaboration led to a few duet and trio performances, events such as the Muckenthaller Mandolin Festival, and eventually led to Alex’s involvement with The Miskey Mountain Boys. He has since returned to San Diego, but still performs in and around L.A. as well as San Diego.
Alex is also excited to be part of The Miskey Mountain Boys, a 6-piece band featuring the incomparable Evan Marshall on mandolin, Michelle Lynskey on Bass and Vocals, Andy Rau on Banjo, John Marshall on Fiddle and Bass; Debbie Kollgaard on Cello, and Alex on Guitar, performing a unique blend of Jazz, Bluegrass and Swing.
Their combined talents and expertise create this incredible, one-of-a-kind band, that seamlessly blend jazz, classical and swing with traditional Bluegrass. Featuring unique “Miskified” musical arrangements, innovative elements, driving Bluegrass and powerhouse vocals, this show blends mastery with laughter, joy and camaraderie to create an unforgettable experience for their audiences. For more information, please visit www.miskeymontainboys.com
Some Places I’ve Played
Summergrass, Huck Finn’s Jubilee, Big Bear Bluegrass Festival, Temecula Bluegrass Festival, Julian Bluegrass Festival, Hemet Bluegrass Festival, Ramona Bluegrass Festival, San Diego County Fair, Coffee Gallery Backstage, Boulevard Music, Walt Disney Studios, Wynola Pizza, Chantry Flats/Camp Sturtevant, Encinitas Street Fair, Escondido Street Fair, San Marcos Street Fair, Escondido Library, Vista Library, Altadena Library, El Segundo Library, and many more!