JON ALLEGRETTO BIO
Chicago-based, nationally-touring recording artist Jon Allegretto has enjoyed decades long success as an independent singer/songwriter/guitarist as well as frontman of the rock band A Friend Called Fire. Over the years he has traveled the US many times over with performance highlights including Madison Square Garden, a tilapia fish farm in the mountains of Pennsylvania, and in the shadow of Mount Rainier. He feels at home playing amphitheaters, wineries, backyards and all points in between, and has shared the stage with an eclectic array of artists including Gary Clark Jr., Vance Joy, Bachman Turner, Everclear, and many more.
His newest group, The Jon Allegretto Collective, is a melding of musical styles he’s performed over the years including folk, blues, and experimental rock, played with some of his best musical mates found along the way. Jon Allegretto performs original music with a modern twist, as well as spirited takes on popular classic hits from ‘50s to today, and is able to connect emotionally with audiences from the largest of festival stages to the most intimate of listening environments as a solo performer and with his acoustic duo or electric trio.