Aldo has had many and varied influences in
music from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and Roy Orbison to Bob Segar and Bruce Springsteen to
Alabama, Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart. He's also a huge fan of Narvel Felts. He and Narvel both
performed at the 1999 Golden Music Awards (GMA), which is how I came to know Aldo,,, and
I'm so glad I did. I not only respect Aldo as an artist, I respect him as a person and
though we've never met face to face, we've become friends. I find Aldo to be a very
undemanding yet ever-ready to please kinda guy. Once you hear him sing, you'll find that
his personality comes through in his music. As Vern Gosdin, "The Voice"
himself put it, "The kid's got a lot of soul."
The self titled album, "Aldo" is
filled with soul and has done very well on the Indie charts all over the world. It took a
year to produce the album, which really isn't all that long considering what goes into
producing these days, yet there were no corners cut on sound or quality. It's a first rate
production with great musicians and backup vocalists. The music is there to compliment
Aldo, not override him and together they make one very smooth blend. From Rockabilly to
ballads, it's all there and all sounds great.
Aldo wrote 4 of the 10 songs on this album. To
date, five songs (2 of which were written by Aldo) have been released to radio stations
around the world and each one has hit the #1 spot.
Feb. '99: After a
23 week run on the Nashville Tracker Top 50 Independent Chart, "My Best Friend" landed at #1, and peaked at #6 on the
Indie Central Top 100. The song remained on both charts for a total of 25 weeks.
July '99: After a 21 week run, "Mess Around" hit #1
on the Nashville Tracker Independent Chart and #7 on Indie Central.
Dec. '99: After a 19 week run, "Some Like it Hot" hit #1 on the Nashville Tracker
Independent Chart and #3 on Indie Central.
Sept. '00: After a 21 week run, "Life's Bridges" hit #1 on the Indie Tracker Chart. The
song peaked at #16 on Indie World, #14 on Inside Country, and #24 on Indie Central before
that chart closed in the second week of July.
March '01: After a 19 week run, "I'm On Fire" hit #1 on the Inside Country Chart. The song
peaked at #4 on Indie Tracker before the chart closed in the first week of March.
I'd say that's a pretty impressive record but
there's more... Aldo has also been nominated for and won awards for his music. He was
nominated for five awards at the 2000 Golden Music Awards (GMA) in Nashville, TN -
"Artist of the Year", "Male Vocalist", "Rising Star" and
"Single of the Year" for "Mess Around". Aldo performed at the event
and won the award for "Rockabilly/Country Artist of the Year". He also won
"Rockabilly Artist of the Year at the 2000 OCA in Nevada where he also was a
performer for the show. The 7th annual, 2001 GMA will be held in Nashville, TN on June
17th and Aldo has been nominated for "Male Vocalist", "Single of the
Year" and "Artist of the Year".
I can ramble on all day about the accolades of
Aldo, but I'll do ya one better.. I'll shutup and let you listen for yourself. I think I
can safely bet you'll be an Aldo fan as well.