Albi arrived to Asheville, NC from Miami Beach, FL in 2014. The move was prompted by his decision to leave a career in commercial real estate and peruse his true passion for music. Growing up with a French father and Mexican mother has given him a rich cultural perspective which has influenced his musical style and sensibilities.
Since arriving in Asheville he has devoted himself full-time to developing his musicianship and has been studying with local guitar master, Hank Bones. Albi formed the band, Albi & The Lifters, in 2014 and has successfully lead the group since. He also performs locally as a solo guitar player. Albi has had the honor of playing at several of Asheville and the surrounding areas finest venues, including The Grand Bohemian, The Inn On Biltmore, The Rustic Grape, The Block Off Biltmore, J. Arthur’s and many more.
Singing in French, Spanish, Portuguese and English along with his classic jazz guitar playing is what identifies and distinguishes Albi in the rich and bubbling music scene of Asheville.