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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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, April 17th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm, yours truly: Skip Barthold!


"Skip Barthold is Guitarist & Songwriter originally from upstate New York. He went to college at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore where he was a classical guitar student of Aaron Shearer. While in Baltimore he was a member of the Peabody guitar ensemble and a co-founder of the Slim Pickin’s Bluegrass band. Upon graduating from Peabody he moved to New York City. While in New York he was a regular participant in Jack Hardy’s Monday night songwriters exchange was featured on five issues of the “Fast Folk Musical Magazine” including the premier issue (now available through Smithsonian Folkways). He also released an album of original steel string guitar instrumentals called “fingerpainting” produced by Steve Gaboury. He performed solo for many years in clubs around New York City, and with the Irish rock band “The Lookalikes”. While in New York he also studied jazz piano with Jaki Byard. Since leaving New York, he has lived in Little Rock Arkansas, Detroit Michigan, & Chadds Ford Pennsylvania, performing frequently in each of these locations."

Don't miss Skip Barthold'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!!