Alex Gannon developed an extreme passion for music at a young age. Inspired by the music of his father, Scott Gannon, Alex picked up the guitar and began playing at every opportunity. After graduating from high school Alex enrolled in the small, private institution of Young Harris College. There, he learned the art of classical guitar under the instruction of Dr. Richard Knepp and ultimately earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Once his undergraduate studies were completed, Alex took some time off from school and became a full-time guitar instructor.
Eager to delve deeper into the ever-astounding world of music, he decided it was time to return to school in order to begin his graduate classical guitar studies. Alex moved to Atlanta and enrolled in Georgia State University where he was a student of Dr. Luther Enloe. There he earned his Master's Degree in music performance. While at GSU he attended and participated in many masterclasses with notable classical players such as Matt Palmer, Christopher Berg and several others.
Always eager to take on a new musical challenge, Alex performs as a soloist as well as with fellow artists in different settings such as weddings, private events and other venues. In addition to gigging, he is also an active private music teacher in the Atlanta area. Alex currently teaches guitar at Georgia State University's Perimeter campus as well as the Galloway School. Throughout the years he has developed and expanded his sound through the eclectic influences of colleagues and musicians worldwide. He has played in many bands, combos and ensembles covering genres such as classical, jazz, rock, blues and more.
Alex actively plays with Atlanta rock band The Ides of June as well as with his project Sidewalkers and can be heard at venues throughout Atlanta and the Southeast.