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Allan Holdsworth

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: August 6, 1948    

Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth is widely regarded by fans and contemporary musicians as one of the 20 th century's most prominent guitarists. He is one of a handful of musicians who has consistently proven himself as an innovator in between and within the worlds of rock and jazz music. Many of music's best-known instrumental masters cite Holdsworth as that rare and shining voice--a legendary player who continues to push the outer limits of instrumental technique and the electric guitar's range of tonal and textural possibilities. Particularly during the 90s, Holdsworth has enjoyed the recognition so many musicians strongly feel he deserves, given that he has developed his career outside the big label mainstream and has consistently produced his own recordings with complete creative control since the mid-80s. Despite the uncompromising nature of Holdsworth's predominantly genre-defying solo projects, he's no stranger to all-star jazz festival line-ups or large venue rock audiences. Musician Magazine placed Holdsworth near the top of their “100 greatest guitarists of all time.” There's never been a shortage of media attention or acclaim for Holdsworth's accomplishments and originality. An inductee of Guitar Player Magazine's Hall of Fame, Holdsworth is a five-time winner in their readers' poll....
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    Moonjune Records
    2013
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    Moonjune Records
    2012
  • Hard Hat Area

    Moonjune Records
    2012
  • Blues For Tony

    Ash Records
    2009
  • Wardenclyffe Tower +3

    Ash Records
    2008
  • Sand

    Ash Records
    2008
  • Hard Hat Area

    Ash Records
    2008
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