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Peter Gusmano is a rock guitarist/drummer/songwriter born and raised on Long Island, and a recognized independent supporter of ProjectALS with his acclaimed 501c3 called “Guitar For a Cure.” Aside from his original guitar compositions available globally, the project features many special guests such as Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy, Billy Idol), Dave Weiner (Steve Vai), Bruce Bouillet (Racer X, The Scream), Ty Tabor (Kings X) and more.
Peter has been performing professionally for 35 years as a guitarist and drummer in various projects, yet he knew little about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, until his mother was diagnosed in 2004. A self-described media and PR executive by day and full time musician by night, Gusmano watched his mother’s condition deteriorate over a 16 month period before it claimed her life. Music, being a life long outlet for Gusmano, said after the death of his mom, he set out on a journey to capture the original music compositions he was hearing and forming during his mother’s illness. Deciding that this music can serve a larger purpose, funding research for ALS…Gusmano entered the studio and a year later came out with “A Flickering Light,” a cd of all instrumental compositions and started guitarforacure.com. 2016 has also recently released three news rock tracks featured globally on all digital outlets. To date, all musical releases donate 100% to ProjectALS…including his live performances and merchandise sales via the website. .ProjectALS, the world’s largest non-profit fundraiser for ALS research, has seen Gusmano donate close to $40,000 to research and sell thousands of cds worldwide.
“A Flickering Light” is the sweet celebration of the electricguitar. The record delivers clear andbeautiful melodies on a silver platter. Peters love for the instrument is obvious in the language his fingersspeak.” – Steve Vai
“Peter is our real life Guitar Hero….making a difference everyday for a cure for ALS” – Meredith Estess(President, Project ALS)