Soul-Trax Records of Memphis recording artist, Alonzo Pennington, is a multi-award-winning guitar player who’s been performing his own music since he was 13. He cut his teeth playing alongside his father, respected and renowned thumbpicker, Eddie Pennington. So, take a smattering of vintage Merle Travis, a dash of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a spoonful of Waylon Jennings, and a pinch of Tommy Emmanuel, throw them all into a big old pot and you've got Alonzo Pennington. A satisfying musical stew that’s been influenced by greats in all styles! You are certain to enjoy some blazing guitar work, heart-felt ballads, and a few laughs along the way.
Here are some of Alonzo's achievements and accomplishments:
-Played some of the most famous venues and festivals in the country, including The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tn.
-Performed on stage with: Wille Nelson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tommy Emmanuel, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Diffie, and Tim Farmer just to name a few.
-Alonzo is a 3-time International Thumbpicking Contest Grand-Champion. He is also a past National Thumbpicking contest winner.
-Four Times represented the state of KY at the International Blues Competition on Beale St. in Memphis Tn , and made it all the way to the semi-finals with a field of 600 competitors twice.
-Alonzo is also an Honorable Kentucky Colonel. He was nominated for his continued efforts in taking his Western Kentucky heritage and music to the nation.
-His newest musical release is entitled, Born With Nothing on Soul-Trax Records.
-Along with teaching guitar workshops and performing across the country, Alonzo has an instructional DVD and online course available through www.truefire.com