Alex Formento

Alex Formento

  • Bluegrass
  • Trad

Alex Formento is a guitarist, vocalist, and pedal steel guitarist based in Boston, MA. While his early roots are in rock and jazz music, he can now be seen playing among Boston’s thriving Bluegrass scene.

Hailing from northern New Jersey, Alex studied classical piano at a young age before picking up the electric guitar. Drawing inspiration from The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, he got the “Bluegrass bug” eventually after discovering a local jam session. His adventurous flatpick-guitar playing has become one of the main driving forces of his musicianship. As a songwriter and guitarist with the acoustic trio “Pretty Saro”, he has appeared at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Joe Val, Podunk, Club Passim, Rockwood Music Hall and other esteemed venues and festivals around the northeast. Since graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2020, Alex has also been playing a single-neck pedal steel guitar. He has recorded for several artists in the Boston folk scene such as Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light, the Talking Hearts, Patrick Mulroy, and Matt Hannigan.

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