When “BEST OF THE WEST AWARD” winning Harmonica player GARY ALLEGRETTO asked long-time friend and musical collaborator Guitarist IAN ESPINOZA to back him up at the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Competition, not only did Allegretto take first place, but a duo evolved out of the magic of the moment that soon became a favorite of audiences and music critics across the states.

Acting on demand, Allegretto & Espinoza went into the studio, and the resulting blend of jaw dropping musicianship, honky-tonk foot stompers, gripping ballads, blues sensibilities and stellar songwriting earned them a #1 position on Western Radio and the award for BEST DUO/GROUP from the ACADEMY OF WESTERN ARTISTS.  Aided by such notable session players Gabe Witcher and Tom Corbet, their self-titled CD features a mix of nine original compositions by both artists and innovative and exciting new takes on four old standards.

Live, ALLEGRETTO/ESPINOZA deliver captivating performances of exceptional musicianship, soulful vocals, rich harmonies, and fun engaging songs that leave audiences at once breathless and cheering for more.