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Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo has been bringing acoustic rock and old-time country to the Washington DC Metro Area since 2006. 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 - MetroMusicScence.com). “El Rojo” to his friends, Parez takes inspiration from epic troubadours Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and local balladeer John Bustine amongst various other artists. In trio mode, Alex is flanked by accomplished harmonica sideman Terry Boes and prolific bassist Derek Evry who is also a fantastic songwriter, singer, guitarist and band leader. Alex has also performed with several other local musicians for various tribute shows.

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Open Mic Night Wednesday Nights at Rhodeside Grill Hosted By Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo

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Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington

Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Wednesday nights! Please do come join us once again Wednesday night, November 20th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Philip Crouch!

Don't miss Philip's 30 minute set immediately following the 2nd signup at 10:00pm!!

And open mic night is FREE, NO COVER! All ages til 10:00pm then 21+ after 10:00pm. See you all again this Wednesday!!!! Yay!!!! Can't wait!!!! :-) For more information please visit http://www.alexparez.com/ and http://www.rhodesidegrill.com/ Thank you!!

Nov21

Alex Parez hosting Songbyrd Open Mic Night!

Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2475 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo hosting Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe open mic night!

www.alexparez.com

Featured Artist at 9:00pm: Anna Maria Copeland!

https://www.annamariacopeland.com

Biography:

"For as long as I can remember I have had two passions: music and viral pathogenesis. Even though I pursued a career in science, music was always in the background. While in Paris attending a scientific conference at the Pasteur Institute, I wandered into a Latin Quarter jazz bar. I mentioned my love of the piano to the bar manager, and he gave me a slot to play. That night I sang in front of an audience for the first time. When I had finished, they offered me a job playing music before the nightly cabaret. Instead I went back to Virginia to finish my degree but knew I wanted to continue to perform. Since that night in Paris, I have been writing and performing music whenever I have the chance.

I hope you’ll take the time to listen to a few of my songs."

Don't miss Anna Maria's 30 minute set at 9:00pm!