As a youngster, Lou was inspired by watching The Beatles on TV and wanted to learn to play the guitar. At that time there was only one music store in his area, and unfortunately, that store placed their musical focus on the accordion and violin. After 6 months of painful accordion lessons, a new music store came to town, stocked with acoustic and electric guitars. Lou was in heaven, and he spent the next four years there taking guitar lessons and networking with all the area musicians and bands.
Lou's secondary school years were spent playing in local rock bands throughout the greater Pittsburgh, PA area and once off to college, he found his niche as a singer-songwriter. Lou's college days were filled with performing at dorm concerts, campus shows and coffee houses.
After college, Lou immersed himself in a six-year stint at a restaurant/bar just outside of California, PA overlooking both the Monongahela River and the campus of California State College. The four nights per week, four hours per night allowed him to perfect his craft and build a great regional following.
Lou's early musical success led to a great gig as the resident singer-guitarist at The Holiday House nightclub just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, at the time the largest nightclub in the country next to the Copacabana in New York City. This afforded him the opportunity to not only work with, but also learn the business from some of the top national acts at the time, including such notables as Ben Vereen, Charo, David Brenner, and Connie Stevens.
roughout the many years to follow, though married with children and working full-time day jobs, Lou still managed to write and perform in local venues as much as his schedule would allow.
Throughout the many years to follow, though married with children and working full-time day jobs, Lou still managed to write and perform in local venues as much as his schedule would allow.
And now? Living in New England with his full-time focus back to music, Lou is doing what he loves to do - writing, singing, and entertaining.