Music started at a young age for Gwynne. Musical rehearsals, church choir and violin lessons occupied all of her free time. Most of her evenings were spent listening to the music of the 60's and 70's, specifically Carole King's "Tapestry", on her Mom's walk man. Picking up the harmonies, guitar parts, and melodies of the songs quickly became second nature to Gwynne. it was Christmas, 2008, her twin sister Paige, received a blonde acoustic Yamaha guitar. Watching Paige play, she was instantly determined to learn the instrument. At 15, it didn't take her long to finish writing her first song. Soon, she needed more marble notebooks. With the help of friend and band mate Chris Krebs, she ended up in the home studio of Marc Muller (shania twain, van zant and tommy shaw; currently the front man of Dead On Live, the Grateful Dead cover band.) At age 19, she and Marc recorded and produced six of her own original songs which resulted in her first EP, Roads to Travel. Going off to college somewhat curtailed her ability to perform, but the music and lyrics never stopped. Inspiration continued to come from everywhere. By her senior year, Gwynne was back in the studio. This time it was Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ. Not knowing who would produce her second EP, along came Jon Leidersdorff (the jonas brothers, the outcry)- owner of Lakehouse Recording Studios. Not only did Leidersdorff become Gwynne's songrwriting partner and producer, he also provided the musicians for her EP. Among them were Mike Linardi, Erik Romero, Rob Tanico, P.K Lavengood, and Matt O'Ree (BON JOVI TOURING GUITAR PLAYER and 2006 guitarmageddon "king of the blues" grand prize winner, hosted by john mayer and bb king). After the release of her second EP, Gwynne Alden, she continued to promote her new music by performing in many of the Jersey Shore's famous venues such as The Stone Pony (which she got to play 3 times!), The Wonder Bar and The Saint. She also performed in local coffee shops, outside venues, and festivals such as the Hopewell Music Festival, where she was on the same bill as Bob Steeler, former drummer of 1970's rock band, hot tuna. Having played along the likes of the greatful dead, janis joplin, jimi hendirx and others of the PSYCHEDELIC era, Gwynne found herself very lucky. Steeler and Alden formed a musical friendship, which led to many performances together; and most recently, recording in the studio together.
As of now, Gwynne has written close to 300 songs. Most of her time is spent working on new material; (lots of her ideas come to her in the shower!) Currently, she is recording new music. Her friends and band members are hard at work on her upcoming music.
Since her early days of songwriting, Gwynne's music has now evolved into what she believes to be her true sound: country-rock/blues. Gwynne's music resonates with the magical sounds of the late 60's/ early 70's. The ideas continue. her journey continues. She sees the road and the light ahead... the music continues.
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