Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Abel Pintos (born in Bahía Blanca, on May 11, 1984), is an Argentinian singer-songwriter. He started his solo career at the age of 13 with his album Para cantar he nacido (I Was Born To Sing), supported financially by León Gieco. After the release of four studio albums, he started writing his own songs that marked a departure from his folk style. He rose to prominence with La llave (The Key), although the CD and DVD Sueño dorado (Golden Dream), which marked fifteen years in the music industry, was his best-selling record of 2012. Along with artists such as Soledad Pastorutti and Luciano Pereyra, Pintos has been dubbed as a promising rising star of Argentinian folk music. He was awarded the Gold Gardel prize for his CD and DVD Sueño Dorado.