Lou DiBello has just released his 2nd full length instrumental album, entitled "The Axeman Cometh". This disc is a hard rocking blend of straight ahead, up-tempo rock, soaring ballads, groove/reggae, and Yngwie Malmsteen inspired neo-classical shredding. With this disc, Lou has captured the fiery playing and melodic compositional approach that he has become known for by guitar fans across Illinois and beyond.
Lou has been
a professional guitarist and instructor for over 20 years. He has
played nearly 2000 gigs, and taught over 15,000 private lessons. Lou
is also the owner and creator of Guitarlessononline.com, started in
2001. GuitarlessonOnline was one of the first online lesson websites
to feature both streaming video lessons and Flash multi-media lessons.
To date, nearly 5000 people have signed up and learned from the free
lessons available there, and many have subscribed to the Premium section
or ordered the lessons on CD-ROM.
In 2000, Lou
recorded several pieces for pro wrestling events.
In 1993, Lou
released his first all instrumental effort, Pile-Up. Coming at the
height of the Nirvana/grunge/alternative era, this album still received
rave reviews from local and national independent guitar enthusiasts.
Lou was featured in the Hometown Heroes column in Guitar World magazine,
spotlighting unsigned talent.
In 1989, Lou
graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.
Lou's first gig with a rock band was at age 17. He also studied piano and saxophone as a youth, beginning guitar at age 15.