The Local 913: Alan Getto
Singer songwriter Alan Getto began playing music as a teenager to keep up with some friends who were getting together to jam one summer. He started on harmonica and eventually switched to guitar because he knew he wanted to write his own songs.
“I always had a proclivity with words. I wanted to be able to write words and I also used to be fascinated with the power of words in a poetic sense, like how to achieve the affect you’re going for. To be honest, it’s not about words or music. I feel like putting them both together is what gets me going and what gets me excited.”
Getto’s been based in Brooklyn for the past couple of years, but made his way to Pittsburgh where his family lives.
“I lived in Brooklyn for 2 ½ years. I was gonna release this album and go on tour. My family over here needed help rebuilding a grist mill from 1798, which is a story in itself, but I’ll leave it at that. They needed help with that and I needed to not pay Brooklyn rent while releasing this album.”
Alan Getto released his latest album Versus last summer. More on his music at his website.
Photos by Courtney Alfery and Peter Braverman