Unlike many artists, Anthony Gallucio didn’t have an epiphany about wanting to perform live. He started with something he loved—playing guitar--and took some sound advice from a trusted source. “The performing wasn’t a factor; I just loved to play,” Gallucio says, adding, “performing came into play from my father’s advice to find something I love and find a way to make a living doing it.” His passion for guitar is hard to miss; Gallucio is known as a singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso. Audiences are left dazzled by his rapid-fire agility and effortless delivery of innovative techniques, and his repertoire includes his originals, spanning many musical genres. In 2001, Gallucio was honored with the Philadelphia Music Award for “Guitar Player of the Decade”. He’s known for wearing his heart on his sleeve when he performs, applying a natural flair and style that leaves audiences breathless. His smile and affability draw audiences night after night, and Gallucio says he gives everything he has to his audience, regardless of the size of the venue. “I want people to feel inspired when they leave my show,” he says. “I like to make people happy!” Gallucio describes his music as being a “tug-of-war” between three of his loves: blues, funk and traditional rock-n-roll. His music is a fusion of old school sound with modern flavors.