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Justin Gillen, a native of Pomfret, Connecticut, started his musical journey at the age of 12 when he first picked up the guitar. With a passion for so many blends of music including blues, rock, alternative rock, and soul influences,  he spent years shaping a unique musical identity. At age 33, he's gained over a decade of professional experience, having pursued his dreams in Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and various other places across the United States.

Justin's journey started with a magnetic passion for the guitar and guitar based music. He drew inspiration from a broad spectrum of styles and genres ranging from B.B. King to Led Zeppelin, all the way to the solo acoustic songwriters like Tommy Emmanuel and Chris Stapleton. Countless hours of practice in his formative years laid the foundation for the ability to make music a professional career. Once he had established a strong foundation on the guitar, Justin continued to work on music and eventually decided to embrace the challenges of singing. This newfound skill not only enriched his solo acoustic performances but also led to the creation of his own band, named "Second Wind," where he was able to stretch out his vocal capabilities, opening new doors of opportunity.

Today, Justin Gillen stands as a seasoned musician, guitarist, and performer. Justin's adaptability shines through his collaborations with renowned acts such as the Ron Holloway Band, The Holly Montgomery Band, Second Wind Trio, and various other musical endeavors with local singer songwriters. These experiences have broadened his musical horizons and allowed him to showcase his versatility in many different genres. 

Justin's decade-long professional career encompasses dedication, passion, and a clear commitment to music. Whether you seek a soulful solo serenade or a dynamic band performance, Justin Gillen is an artist that is going to add to any musical event he is part of. His dedication to his art and his ability to connect with audiences makes him a top choice for any event. If you're interested in booking Justin for your event, or just want to learn more about his music please don't hesitate to reach out!

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