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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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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: Sid Silwal!

https://soundcloud.com/sid409

https://www.facebook.com/sidsilwal

About Sid Silwal:

"I am a singer/ songwriter driven by noises and melodies around me and also in my own head."

"Sid Silwal is a singer-songwriter, originally from Nepal who has lived in Beijing, China for 10 years where he explored the local rock music scene and played in the indie rock/punk band Redundant Seconds. They have their latest EP out on Spotify called 'Moonlight Sewage' released on 2018. Now he is based in Arlington,VA and is following indie rock and folk tradition. He has been playing in different open mics around DC and Virginia to grow closer to the community and discover new interests. You can check out his solo project on soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/sid409"

Don't miss Sid Silwal's 30 minute set at 9:00pm!

Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night Wednesday Nights 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, August 7th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm, Cassie Urbany!

www.cassieurbanymusic.com

"Call it country with a bit of bite. Cassie Urbany’s music combines catchy, resonant melodies with just enough attitude to give it the occasional ‘don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out’ sound.

The songs – a bit folk, a bit blues, a bit country – are the collaborative work of a mother-daughter songwriting duo and performed by artist Cassie Urbany at songwriter showcases, coffeehouses and clubs in the Washington, D.C. area.

“I love how my love of music and my mom’s love of writing have been combined into relatable songs,” Urbany said.

“It’s such a bonding experience,” said her mother, Deborah Straszheim, a newspaper reporter in Connecticut. “And she has such a beautiful voice.”

Cassie Urbany began writing melodies in high school, but a college breakup transformed her guitar playing into songwriting. After leaving home in New England to get a fresh start in D.C., Cassie wrote her first two songs, then came home to visit her mother, who’d suffered a breakup at about the same time as her daughter.

The two co-wrote their first song during the visit, then began sending music and lyrics back and forth via text message. Typically, mother or daughter will share an idea for a song and discuss it, starting with the song title or message. Cassie Urbany then writes a melody or offers her mother several to choose from, sending them via text. Straszheim then texts back lyrics, giving her daughter veto power over those she doesn’t like.

Despite the general arrangement, both offer thoughts on melody and lyrics, sometimes singing them to one another, making the songs true collaborations.

Cassie released her first EP, “She Can Have Him”, in 2014. A full length album, including recent songs performed by artist Cassie Urbany and co-written by mother and daughter, will be released shortly."

Don't miss Cassie Urbany'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!!