WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Now in his fourth year in New York City, Alfonso Velez has just released his 10th album available on Orbital Records.
Recorded in a dance hall in Manhattan's Flatiron District, the mercurial and multilingual Velez has remained elusive and surprising throughout strong performances at Rockwood Music Hall as well as CMJ, Public Assembly and Mercury Lounge, approaching his work as a painter does the canvas; in movements.
Analogizing his latest works with Paul Simon's and Elliott Smith's, reviewer David G Robbins wrote, "songwriting doesn't get much stronger than that," while New York's Deli Magazine named him one of their top ten emerging artists.
This Fall will bring a tour in Europe and the West Coast as well as the release of another full-length album, a performance at the new upcoming Brooklyn Independent Music Fest and the debut of a new video by filmmaker David Dixon for the the single 'Yer Blue Hair.'
After Alfonso left a rapt audience at a recent Communion NYC, Grammy Award Winner Fernando Otero remarked, "that was beautiful."