Alvin Blaine’s career took off after performing Wildwood Flower for his dad at age 5. Up to that point, Dad had prohibited the kids from playing any of his many instruments that graced the living room of Alvin’s childhood.
Since then, as a multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist musician, Alvin has performed in countless bands as a treasured and skilled sideman. With 25 years in Las Vegas as a professional musician, he played everything from cowboy swing to jazz, blues, and country standards on the energized Vegas circuit honing his many skills.
Additionally, many may recognize Alvin from his years behind the boards as the primary sound technician for Old Blue Sound, and specifically for 15 years at Pickin’ in the Pines, contributing to its outstanding success as the premier festival of the Southwest.
On pedal steel, dobro, banjo, guitar and mandolin, basically all things with strings—oh and let us not forget accordion—Alvin is a truly gifted musician and generous instructor.
We are delighted to add him to our roster of gifted instructors.