Even if you’re not immediately familiar with the name Andy Aledort, if you’ve looked at a guitar transcription in the past 25 years you may be somewhat indebted to the man. Along with colleagues at Guitar for the Practicing Musician, Aledort was an early revolutionary in the game of super accurate and nuanced presentations of rock guitar literature. Verily, friend and fellow longtime GFTPM devotee Larry “Fuzz-O” Dolman deemed Aledort, “the Orson Welles of guitar tab.”
Currently an editor for Guitar World, Andy Aledort is more than just a journalist and educator. As a performer and recording artist in his own right, he has done sessions with Band of Gypsies (featuring original Hendrix bandmates Billy Cox and Buddy Miles) and Double Trouble (with original Stevie Ray Vaughan sidemen Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon)—how about stepping into those shoes? He also leads his own project, Andy Aledort & The Groove Kings.
What’s the last album you listened to?
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
My new album, Live at North Star 2009
Who is one person, present or past, that you would love to collaborate/jam with?
Who is one person outside of music that you admire and why?
Pablo Picasso—artistic genius
Do you read music?
What was your first guitar, do you still have it?
a Guild F-20 acoustic…still got it