Alex Cano is a Folk/Alternative Rock solo artist born and raised in the Hudson Valley, NY, currently residing in Tarrytown. Originally from South Salem, Alex has been studying music since the age of 5. He began his professional music career as a drummer in his mid teens. He has since performed nationwide with numerous projects/artists from the NYC, Hudson Valley, and Central New York regions. Eventually falling in love with songwriting, Alex took up voice/guitar and began crafting his own original music for the several of the bands he was a part of.
Shortly after graduating from Ithaca College, feeling it was time to start something fresh, he began his own solo project. Not long after its launch however, Alex suffered a career threatening and heartbreaking vocal injury and was forced to refrain from singing for over two years. Throughout the extensive roller coaster of a rehabilitation process, he continued writing. The stories from this period in time translated into an emotional batch of songs, becoming the groundwork for his debut record.
Once cleared from injury, Alex brought the new material into the studio and returned to performing extensively both locally and nationally. He has since performed at numerous local and NYC venues including Garcia's at the Cap, Lucy's, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery, The Cutting Room, The Footlight, and many more.
Alex's sound comes from an eclectic array of influences. His music has been described as a cross between energetic alternative rock, and reflective folk/roots rock with elements of outlaw and alt/country. His baritone voice has been compared to singers such as Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Eddie Vedder, and Matt Berninger. Most significant musical influences include bands and artists such as The Record Company, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Jamestown Revival, The National, Jason Isbell, The Band, Sturgill Simpson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson.
Alex's debut record is due for release in late May/ early June 2019. The first two singles "Back Against the Wall" and "Two Steps on the Train" are currently out on all digital platforms. Alex and his band are currently in the middle of a run of East Coast performance dates and will be touring the United States coast to coast in support of the new record from mid July-September beginning in Los Angeles, following the Pleasantville Music Festival.
"Cano holds his ground, fully embodying self-sustainability in creating an entirely reputable album as an independent artist."
"The album is both invigorating and pure.