Acoustic Rock ... for real.
In the early 1970s Alan Horvath, then known as Alan Post, gigged on the bi-coastal troubadour's circuit traversed by legendary guitar-poets Tim Buckley, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. This led to a recording contract with Columbia/Elektra Records in 1973 and since then, this New Jersey-based singer-songwriter has received praise from some of the most noted personalities in the music industry.
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Horvath has nurtured and built upon his Lord of the Rings Project throughout his career. His first presentation of Tolkien-inspired songs was a stage production which sequed into a concept album in 1980 ... Fantasy Films wanted it, David Bowie wanted it, and the project received notable media attention in the Northeastern U.S. before Alan set it aside to focus on other projects.
Through the 1980s Alan co-wrote songs with talents like Matraca Berg, Fred Koller, Deana Carter and other Nashville notables. In 1993, he returned to his roots in New Jersey and to his heritage as a performing singer-songwriter, and has been a regular contributing artist for the NJ Arts for Water Benefit Concerts. In 1996 Alan appeared on stage at Stubb's in Austin, Texas with hit songwriters Steve Dukes, Michael Puryear, and Chris Wall, for the Austin Songwriter's Group. In 2001 Alan received rave revues (a centerfold feature that appeared in the entertainment section of numerous newspapers in the NYC/NJ areas) for his concert performance at the George Street Playhouse theater in his home town. In 2004, Radio City Entertainment, in New York City, licensed his Lord of the Rings song, The Ballad of Tom Bombadil to be featured in the acclaimed Ringers: Lord of the Fans film documentary.
In addition to his vigorous guitar playing and muscular singing, Alan has added custom autoharps, dulcimers, octave mandolin, harmonicas and digital recording to his organic mechanisms ... focusing all his energy as an independent artist ... writing and producing his own work and releasing it on the web.