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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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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, June 26th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Chimiak and Zook!

https://avec-la-muse.tumblr.com/

Don't miss Chimiak and Zook'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!!

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, June 19th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Posterboy!!

Don't miss Posterboy'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!!

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, June 12th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Two By Sea!

https://www.facebook.com/Two-By-Sea-1825612784211773/

"Hailing from Tempe, Arizona and now residing in Fairfax, Virginia, Two By Sea has recently been described by one fan as “rebel folk”. We like this moniker and, simply put, we love all things Americana: folk, blues, country, and rock n’ roll. We write our own songs based on our travels and experiences, and we love performing them live wherever we go."

Don't miss Two By Sea perform their 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!!

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: Skip Barthold!

http://www.skipbarthold.com/

"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'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, June 5th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Brent Funkhouser!

https://www.brentfunkhousermusic.com/

"​Brent Funkhouser is building a reputation for beautiful songs in the Americana tradition; his work is often compared to Tyler Childers and Gordon Lightfoot, with a vocal delivery that recalls that of Jason Isbell. Hailing from an underrepresented niche in the American landscape, the Shenandoah Valley, Funkhouser is rapidly expanding his audience while developing his catalogue. Shooting A Horse (2018), his 4th release, presents fresh material to the Americana music scene that is observant, romantic, and at times political, delivered in a style that showcases his multi-instrumentalism; he sings and plays guitar, but also C6 lap steel, 5-­ string banjo, keyboards, bass, harmonica, alto saxophone and accordion.

He has shared stages with award-winning country singer-songwriter Phil Vassar, Jounce (Danny Tamberelli), John-Robert, Lilac War, Rob Cheathem, Delaplane, Little River Creek Police, UK-­‐based folk duo Ophelia, Morgan Dean, Ben Kunkle, Matthew Mozingo, Halen Sykes, Mike Mangum, the Walnut Ridge Boys, and many other acts. He is a member of BMI, the Americana Music Association, and the Songwriters Association of Washington.

Brent performs at some of Americana's finest festivals and in some of its better rooms. He’s played at the Edinburg Ole Time Festival, Dayton Redbud Festival, and the Cyclovia Earth-­‐Day festival, as well as having done charity work for Relay for Life and other events. He’s toured throughout Virigina, eastern Tennessee and across South Carolina, Northern Virginia, and North Carolina’s triangle area."

Don't miss Brent'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!!

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, May 29th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: 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."

Don't miss Sid'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!!

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, May 22nd! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: A.K.B!

https://soundcloud.com/mike-van-6

"Always Killing Beats (AKB) is a Hip-hop group based out of Falls Church Virginia. We combine old school golden era influences with new school sounds."

Don't miss A.K.B'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!!