“An old soul.”
Alex Guthrie may only be 23 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 as well.
2015 Georgia Americana Artist of the Year!! 2014 Atlanta Braves Band of the Year. Alex has opened for Epic Recording artist Collin Raye, Stoney Creek Recording artists Parmalee, and DOT Recording artist Drake White. Additionally, Alex has been invited to perform with Legendary Country Music Icon & Country Music Hall of Fame Member Bill Anderson, Marty Raybon (Columbia Recording artist & Lead Singer of Shenandoah), Ken Mellons (Epic Recording artist), Rick Scott (Grammy nominated songwriter & former drummer of the American Country Band 'Alabama') and award winning singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis. While touring nationally, some of the places that Alex has performed include 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 Festival in Alabama, Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville Tennessee, Jammin’ Java Listening Room in Vienna Virginia with The Parkington Sisters, CRE-A-TV studios near Baltimore Maryland, Margaritaville and '12th & Porter' in Nashville Tennessee.
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'n Music.
For music, tour dates, and more info, visit AlexGuthrieMusic.com