Meet Alex Anthony, a singer/songwriter from Newburyport who's unique blend of country, folk and rock is generating buzz!
Alex grew up in Groveland, but now calls Newburyport home. It was the early 90s grunge movement that lead him to a life of music. It inspired him to start playing guitar and singing when he was just 16 years old. Anthony describes his sound as folk Americana, but there are definitely detectable influences from all kinds of music. There is genre crossing from reggae to rock, folk, country and soul. His laid- back soulful style has earned Alex national recognition! Alex's fervent and beautifully raspy voice, combined with his natural songwriting gift is something to behold.
On a recent visit to our Country 102-5 studios, Alex Anthony shared a new song. And it's been featured on a national television series! Take a look, and listen:
More new music from AA! Check out the Van Morrisonesque "Til The Tide Goes Low"
Want to give a listen to the official audio release of "Til The Tide Goes Low?" Press play!
All About Alex Anthony
- Biggest Influences: Ray Lamontagne and Van Morrison
- First country concert: Billy Currington
- Current favorite on Country 102-5: "Die A Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett
- Most proud moment: Having 3 original songs selected on CBS's, The Young and The Restless
- Craziest thing that ever happened in music career: Selling out The Middle East Club for his cd release party!
- Other talents: surfing
- Fun facts: Manages The Grog music venue, been to Dubai twice, and played at NPR in Washington, DC
Alex Appearing Live
- October 12(tonight!): Shenanigans in South Boston- 9:00pm
- October 15: Rivershed in Scituate 10am-1pm
- October 28: 7 Central, Manchester-By-The-Sea, 8:30-11:30
- November 10: Latchkey in Portsmouth, NH 9:00pm
- November 18: Foddy's Tavern, Nashua NH, 9-11
Follow Alex Anthony
Every week, Kruser's Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.
The Local Catch is powered by Shiner Bock, brewed in Texas since 1909!