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Band/Artist Name: Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo
Recommended if you like: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Arlington, Alexandria, Washington DC - current home base is IOTA Club and Cafe, I host the open mic there every Wednesday and also work door for shows
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: I broke my first guitar playing the open mic at IOTA Club and Cafe (guitar fell off guitar strap, hit the stage floor, headstock broke off).
My favorite local band is/was The Deadmen.
I recently celebrated the anniversary of the release of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska album by performing the album in its entirety (and then some!) at IOTA Club and Cafe on the anniversary of its release (September 30th) with Terry Boes (harmonica), Jason Mendelson (bass) and Nina Garcia (violin).
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Bio:
Alex "The Red" Parez and the Hell Rojos have been bringing acoustic rock and old-time country to Washington, D.C. audiences since 2010. Whether performing original music or classic material, Alex's voice is “reminiscent of Johnny Cash, though often sung with Jello Biafra’s inflection” (Matthew Stabley, NBCWashington.com) and “sounds like Nick Cave reinterpreting the early songbook of Bill Callahan” (The Big Easy – MetroMusicScene.com). "El Rojo" to his friends, Parez takes inspiration from epic troubadours Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and local balladeer John Bustine. In trio mode, Alex is flanked by accomplished harmonica sideman Terry Boes and prolific bassist Jason Mendelson of MetroSongs notoriety.
Official Website URL: http://www.alexparez.com
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5KKAfsrnBMAo6gIwj1dL5t
Main Genre: Rock
Other Genres: Acoustic Rock, Pop Rock, Folk, Country, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Alternative Country, Ballad Rock