Guitarist, Songwriter, Non-Binary Rocker
Allegra Hernandez is a musician and guitarist from Des Moines, IA. Their music is layered with intricate dynamics and rich, melodic, guitar on top of heartfelt vocals. Allegra lets the music speak for itself onstage, with an organic and loud performance. With elements of rock, angsty punk, melodic hooks, and splashes of technical skill, Allegra taps into a realm of musical versatility. Strong songwriting and vocals are combined with exceptional guitar playing, big chunky distortion, searing leads, and first-person vignettes.
Aside from being an artist, Allegra also is a music educator and teaches guitar and bass lessons at School of Rock West Des Moines while also being a show director for the school's student bands. Additionally, they also studied music at McNally Smith College of Music and Berklee College of Music, where they graduated from in 2020. They also work with a local non-profit, Girls Rock! Des Moines. As a non-binary person, Allegra is passionate about supporting and uplifting transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer youth. They are also passionate about making music accessible to everyone. Find Allegra's music on major streaming platforms.
Photo by Alyssa Leicht
Debut album Gift Exchange out now!
New album Gift Exchange is out now on major streaming platforms and Bandcamp! Official release date was November 4th 2022. Check it out through the music links in the menu bar!
Articles about Allegra Hernandez
Iowa Public Radio
Allegra Hernandez’s Gift Exchange is a rainbow wrapped gift to grunge rock fans in Iowa
Little Village Magazine
Get psyched for GDP: A teaser of the acts performing in Des Moines on Saturday
Des Moines Register
The Guitar Department Episode #43
I was featured on The Guitar Department with Joe Alton for a 2nd time on episode #43! I talked about my guitar playing style, work I do with Girls Rock! Des Moines, School of Rock West Des Moines, and about my upcoming album Gift Exchange out on November 4th! I played through an unreleased song that you'll be able to hear on the album as well that is in open G6 tuning. This show also airs on Mediacom channel 22!
If you watch the whole episode, you can learn more about root/5/9 guitar chord voicings and hear a demo of the Metal Muff FX pedal!
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