Alec Gross is an NYC-based singer-songwriter who performs his dark & heavy brand of original folk, alt. country, & soul throughout the US and Europe. This “Cinematic Americana” sound frames his stories of madness, love, sickness, redemption, the planting and the harvest.
His latest releases are:
‘Old Elijah & The Sorry Sorry Sun’ EP – October 2012 http://handsomeladyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/alec-gross-the-sorry-sorry-sun-ep
‘Strip The Lanterns’ LP – August 2011 http://alecgross.bandcamp.com/album/strip-the-lanterns
‘Rose Tattoo’ EP – March 2009 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rose-tattoo/id316284899
He is also the songwriter and front man for the band, Our Wild America, who just released their debut album of the same name on vinyl: http://ourwildamericamusic.com/. OWA peforms a thick and heavy brand of folk, rock, and soul that perfectly captures the ‘Cinematic Americana’ sound.
In 2011, Alec joined fellow songwriters Will Knox (London, UK) and Jake Hill (Plymouth, MA) to form the label and collective, Handsome Lady Records (www.handsomeladyrecords.com). It all began when the trio acquired a 1972 TEAC reel-to-reel tape machine, a microphone, and some tape. They started recording on this minimal set-up, and have stuck to this aesthetic ever since. The label now features many Handsome songwriters & artists, all in the name of collaboration, cross-promotion & community.
Alec is also responsible for writing (and sometimes singing) a few commercial jingles that have likely gotten lodged in your head somewhere and forced you to buy things you probably don’t really need…