Alex Guthrie - LIVE Recorded Show
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 8:45 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Alex Guthrie may only be 20 years old, but when his honey-rich voice bathes you with his life-earned lyrics, you'll say what everyone does … "he's an old soul." Like a fine whiskey that starts rough and raw, but in an oak barrel, mellows to smooth, complex flavors, his voice builds from his toes - pure feeling - then rumbles through his chest, tempered by heart and emotion. The tone is clear and strong, but with grit and guts too – a great mahogany board polished smooth as glass, but still the grain is strong, swirling and proud.
Alex has opened for Epic Recording artist Collin Raye, Parmalee, The Parkington Sisters, and MCA Nashville Recording artist Drake White. Also Alex has been invited to perform with Legendary Country Music Icons Bill Anderson, Marty Raybon, Ken Mellons and award winning singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis. In 2013, Alex was crowned the Cobb County(GA) Idol. Alex has also performed at the Bayou Benepalooza in Slidell Louisiana with Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame member Ernie Vincent, the IMR music festival in Atlanta Georgia, Alexander City Jazz Fest in Alexander City Alabama, Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville Tennessee, Jammin' Java Listening Room in Vienna Virginia and CRE-A-TV studios near Baltimore Maryland.
Listening to his grab-you-by-the-shirt-and-pull-you-in-tight voice, you could almost fail to notice Alex's chops on the guitar … almost. Whether it is the crying wail of slide guitar, speaking in call-and-response to Alex's words or his fingers dancing across the neck in soul-filled solo, his guitar never fails to impress. With influences including Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Marc Broussard, and Ray LaMontagne, Alex's genre goes by different names to different people. Folk-Rock, Blues, or Americana; the listener's preference is likely to influence his or her categorization. What they all agree on, though, is that it's great music … or as Alex sometimes says with a broad, sideways grin, Great Folk'in Music.
For music, tour dates, and more info, visit AlexGuthrieMusic.com.