Rockabilly music had always been around but became widely popular during the '80s when the band The Stray Cats burst onto the scene. Since then there are plenty of Rockabilly bands playing the club circuit around the country. I first heard about Al Dual when I came across one of his videos
for the song, Cadillac Funk and I had to check out this talented singer.
Alfonso José Martínez Martínez from Murcia, Spain, and professionally known as
Al Dual fell in love with American music. When he was 12 years old he heard the music of legendary country and Rockabilly guitarist, Chet Atkins and he wanted to have that sound. He loves Blues, Rockabilly, and jazz music. He is self-taught on the guitar and he is also an arranger and composer. He says his musical influences are Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, and Eddie Cochran. He came to the U.S. in 2002 to study the western style of playing guitar in the heart of Rockabilly country, Nashville, Tennessee. He has toured Europe for years bringing this music genre to the masses. In 2018 he was awarded The Best Rockabilly artist of the world which earned him inclusion into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
He got to record his album, Blues's Back In Town in 2017 with his band at the famous Sun Studios where Elvis and Johnny Cash recorded their records. He just released his new single, When I Was Younger last week. If you love Rockabilly music then be sure to check out this talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer. Support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!
When I Was Younger