Guy Pernetti’s musical experience began at the age of eight when he was given his first guitar. At fourteen he was composing original flamenco and classical styled pieces. He began playing publicly in coffee houses and restaurants, and then on radio programs, colleges, and concert venues.
In competitions, Pernetti won a spot to perform on Art Linkletter Productions, Disney Channel program, UP AND COMING, and after a first place win in the talent competition at the Kent State Folk Festival 2004, he opened for Maura O’Connell.
For three and a half years he served as Musician in Residence through University Circle Inc.’s joint effort with the Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospitals, and National Endowment for the Arts.
On stage, he has opened for such acts as, Leon Russle, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Graham Nash, The Ohio Ballet, Buffy Saint Marie, David Allen Coe, Brian Auger and The Oblivion Band, David Lindley, Greg Brown, Buffie Saint Marie,and Chris Thomas King. Recently Pernetti was on tour through St Louis, Dallas, and Kansas City, and also performed at Treadgill’s in Austin for the SXSW. Guy Pernetti has earned a reputation for clean and beautiful guitar work, along with unique vocal interpretation. He sings and plays with various styling and special tunings that express an intimacy and feeling for the music. Performing on a wide variety of styles and guitars, including Dobro and Hawaiian slide guitars, he also plays and writes for the electric, steel six string and classical guitars as well.
Guy Pernetti appears from coast to coast and maintains an active schedule.
How did you hear about us?
I do vocals, and various guitar styles from lap steel, acoustic finger picking,and electric. I compose music for production as well as play and do voiceovers, and mostly I am a singer songwriter and performer.
What is your primary genre/style of music?
Original with Blues, country, and classical guitar influences. I call it American Style Guitar.
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