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16 Year Old Guitar Virtuoso Alex Ivanov To Perform At Orlando Calling Music Festival, Nov. 12 - Nov. 13th

16 Year Old Guitar Virtuoso Alex Ivanov To Perform At Orlando Calling Music Festival, Nov. 12 - Nov. 13th

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Alex Ivanov Official Website) Alex Ivanov, who is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the most promising musical talents to shred a fret board will be performing at the first Orlando Calling Music Festival, in and around the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL Nov. 12th - Nov. 13th. Ivanov is scheduled to perform on Sunday, Nov. 13th at 3:30 pm on Stage 5. Loretta Ivanov will be accompanying him on keyboards.

From numerous entries, Alex Ivanov was selected to perform at this major concert festival with top notch headlining acts including Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Kidd Rock, Killers, Raconteurs, Pixies, Blake Shelton as well as numerous other bands and artists (see list below).

At just 16 years old, Alex has performed as a special guest with the Marshall Tucker Band; Phil Stokes of Pure Prairie League, Artimus Pyle former member of Lynyrd Skynyrd; Harry Hall with Count Basie Orchestra and Dan Toler of the Allman Brothers Band.

Expect the unexpected when Alex straps on his custom made Diablo Pro X guitar, an incentive from Framus Guitars, as this young gun is proficient in many genres from Rock to Blues, jazz and even heavy metal. Playing since the age of nine, Alex first began performing at 14, wowing the audiences at Daytona International Speedway, Leesburg and Daytona Bike Weeks and in his hometown of Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

Ivanov has played on many occasions for Biketoberfest and Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida, B.F.F.A.R., Dog Pond Saloon in Bunnell, Florida, Baldwin Pub (Blues - Orlando), Ratt's Hole and The Budweiser Stage in Leesburg, Florida (Biker Week). He has played at the Daytona 500, International Speedway inside the race track (two shows - 2010) and performed at the Amway Arena in Orlando for 12,000 people. In 2008, he also played at the International Kids Expo at the Orange County Convention Center and at the Winter Park Art Festival.

Alex Ivanov has already earned sponsorship from a long list of manufacturers including: Germany's Framus Guitars, La Bella Strings, Eminence Guitar Speakers, T-Rex Engineering Pedals and Soldano Amplifiers.

Born on March 22, 1995 in Orlando, Florida , Alex Ivanov started playing guitar at age of 9. He plays many different genres of music and searches for any outlet where he can play. A versatile musician, Alex plays plays rock and blues with his band, "The Alex Izanov band", plays jazz in his HS jazz band, and at home also enjoys playing metal and shredding licks for fun! He loves music and one can always find him sitting in his room, playing guitar, searching for new sounds.

Currently Alex is writing and recording his own music. As of now he is finished with four songs ("Cutting Edge", "Judgement Hour", "Girl with a String" and "Mr. Chameleon") and is now working on his fifth.

Learn what more than a million fans on already know; the future for this amazing guitar player/songwriter is bright enough to melt guitar strings.

Check out Alex Ivanov at:
Alex is endorsed by the renown, hand build (all tube)
guitar amps - Soldano. you'll see him among
the best guitar players - Van Halen,
Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton,
B.B. King, Gary Moore, Jimmy Page (Led
Zeppelin), Mark Knopfler and more!

Alex is endorsed by Eminence ( boutique guitar speakers and La Bella guitar strings

Orlando Calling
The inaugural festival will be held Nov. 12-13 in and around the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. Tickets are $80 per day before Sept. 1, $87.50 afterward. Weekend passes are $145/$160; VIP passes are $165/$175 daily and $285/$295 for the weekend. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. See

The lineup:
Nov. 12: KillersRaconteursPixies • Avett Brothers • Roots • Gogol Bordello • O.A.R.Iron & WinePete Yorn • Jenny and Johnny • Gavin DeGraw • Drive By Truckers • Dr. Dog • Civil Twilight • Lucero • Felice Brothers • Ben Sollee • Renee and the Translators

Nov. 13: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band • Kid RockBlake Shelton • Doobie Brothers • Dwight YoakamBuddy Guy • Warren Haynes Band • Chris IsaakBrandi Carlile • Robert Randolph and the Family Band • Flatlanders • Los Lonely Boys • Blues Traveler • Michelle Branch • Justin Townes Earle • David Mayfield Parade • Supervillians

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