About Alec

Alec Henderson, based out of Westmoreland County, PA, is a 30 year old solo acoustic performer that enjoys all the classic music from the 1960s and 70s. Alec has a dynamic range that effortlessly goes in and out from acoustic ballads to groovy pop songs and heavy classic rock, country, and blues.

Alec began playing guitar at age thirteen, inspired by a friend that introduced him to classic rock bands. At the age of fourteen Alec began playing in churches and groups with friends from school. Throughout high school he played in different bands such as Army of Cranes, Time Study, and Life of Brian, and he eventually started writing and recording original music under various names. In 2012 he released "Time To Dream", an EP of some of his first songs that received good reviews and radio airplay in Harrisburg, PA. In 2015-2016 he released and deleted several EPs and singles under the name "Alec Henderson Band", though some of those songs are still played at his live shows. Most notable is a ten song album called "Fly Away", a live-in-the-studio recording that was reviewed very highly by bloggers and internet radio shows. Finally in 2017, at age 23, he packed his things and moved to Nashville, where he was able to fine-tune his craft and sharpen his musical abilities.

Despite his previous work, Alec considers the move to Nashville to be the beginning of his solo career. "Alec Henderson 2017" is a twelve song album that compiles the singles he released during 2017 while living in Nashville. Then in August of 2017, Alec went to a friend's house and recorded "Songs From Tennessee", an acoustic EP that was recorded in about 3 hours and captures a raw sensibility of Alec's songwriting style. Three years later, after moving back to Pennsylvania, he released an album's worth of unreleased Nashville demos in an album called "The Exciting Alec Henderson". It compiles the songs he thought were too eccentric for "Alec Henderson 2017" or his sophomore album "On Holiday", the album he released during the 2020 lockdown. All of his songs are self-produced and can be heard by clicking the "Music" tab in the website's menu.

Alec moved back to Pennsylvania in the summer of 2018 and started playing guitar in several different groups while also starting his own rock and roll trio, Jasper Onyx, which later became Alec Henderson Band. But since the lockdowns of 2020, Alec has been developing his solo acoustic performance into what it is today, playing acoustic guitar and cover songs almost exclusively. Alec noted, "I decided to focus on the smaller, solo acoustic act. The simplicity of it forces me to play all kinds of different songs and allows me to play in many different situations. I enjoy the variety and the challenge of it. It has become my favorite way to perform." Alec has been gaining a lot of positive attention in the southwestern PA music scene. The best way to stay connected is to follow Alec on Facebook and check back at the website often.