Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

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For as long as I have been spotlighting local artists, I continue to be awed by some. And this is one. Alex Anthony’s voice is velvet. Plushy, soft, luxurious tones dance through notes. The songwriting is his road map to desired destinations and we are along for the ride. Meet my Local Catch of the Week, Alex Anthony from Newburyport.

Alex has been traveling the country, and the world, performing in all kinds of venues and for all kinds of audiences. The thing about his music, is it’s genre-friendly. If you like country music, you will likely enjoy his songs. If you are into blues, or rock or even pop, you will most likely find Alex Anthony music appealing. And you cannot deny his artistry.

The Newburyport singer/songwriter has released a new single and it’s a total vibe. “Sunrise” is full of horns, and beats and melodic journeys that’ll have you moving and conjuring up comparisons. I have compared Alex to Jack Johnson, before, and I am again. But add in Vance Joy, or Jason Mraz too. They are merely comparisons and of course, Alex  is his own artist with is own unique sound. His signature rasp is the velvet shine that draws us in to listen closer. Here, you can listen closer, and get closer to my Local Catch of the Week, Alex Anthony.

  • The Music

    “Sunrise”

    Alex Anthony said his latest release is “about falling in love with a girl on Instagram that you’ve never even met.” Take a listen here:

     

    Alex Anthony

  • The Story

    • From: Newburyport, MA
    • Grew up in: Haverhill, MA
    • Current single: Sunrise
    • What lead you to music: Playing guitar at high school parties
    • How long have you been performing: 16 years
    • First country song you learned: Whatever it is – Zac Brown
    • How would you describe your sound: Singer/Song writer, Pop/Rock, Melancholy
    • Who inspires you: Zach Bryan, Vance Joy, Dave Matthews
    • If you are a band, how did you get your name: Alex Anthony Band! Just added band to my name like Dave Matthews
    • Awards/accolades: Opened for Jeffery Gaines, Sold out The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Toured Montreal to Key West, Original music on CBS “Young and The Restless.”
    • Dream duet partner: Miley Cyrus
    • All- time favorite country song: Flowers – ERNEST
    • First country concert: Billy Currington
    • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: Own a restaurant
    • Day Job: Music!
    • Most proud moment: Being interviewed by Carolyn Kruse
    • Crazy thing that happened in your music career: Being flown to Kenya, Africa to play a wedding
    • Other things you like to do: Surf, Fish, and Travel
    • Mantra: It’s all about who you know, so get to know them.

     

  • The Shows

    • August 23: Bernies Beach Bar in Hampton NH at 8pm
    • August 24: Beach Jam on Plum Island at 6pm
    • August 27: Beach Coma on Plum Island at 4pm
    • September 8Landsdowne Pub in Boston at 4:30pm

     

    alex anthony band

  • The Social Network

    Keep up with Alex and his music, gigs and events here:

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  • Are YOU a Catch?

    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.

    *Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing: carolyn.kruse@bbgi.com

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