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Alex The Red Parez

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Alex The Red Parez is a local artist and has been performing in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland since 2006. He plays originals and numerous covers by such artists as Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Nick Cave and several other local artists in the Washington DC Metro area. Alex plays acoustic guitar and sings.

Alex The Red Parez, aka El Rojo, is a solo-acoustic, singer-songwriter. His debut album, All The Time That Has Gone (available on iTunes), has a wide range of themes, from darkly poetic ballads to considerably lighter musings. The more serious compositions are filled with vivid lyrical images, as well as some very apt metaphors while the less serious compositions provide an interesting and eclectic mix of tunes. Alex The Red Parez executes very impressive songwriting, especially considering that some of the tunes (“Raining Down”, “January Silver” and “The Dopefiend”) were actually penned during the artist’s formative teenage years. El Rojo’s rich vocals and deft guitar work have combined forces, resulting in a truly excellent debut solo album. Both are nicely balanced, and even further highlighted by the crisp & clean sound of this fine studio-quality recording. All in all, All The time That Has Gone is an exceptional piece of work and a really great debut, solo-acoustic album! El Rojo’s voice has been noted as being “reminiscent of Johnny Cash, though often sung with Jello Biafra’s inflection” and he “sounds like Nick Cave reinterpreting the early songbook of Bill Callahan (Smog)”.

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