A little bit about Alexis...
Alexis Antes is a well established name in the Ohio Region. Many years of professional performing, touring and record making have given her a great platform to jump from. Add that with some of the renowned artists she has performed with; Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, Joan Armatrading, and Dan Fogelberg, and you've got a spring board to boot.
Today, Alexis spends her time playing to audiences in a wide variety of venues ranging from colleges, clubs and coffeehouses to wineries, weddings and museum and library performances.
A new CD is in the works for a Fall 2014 release. This recording will be Alexis' first full-length acoustic/unplugged release and will feature a mix of new, previously unrecorded songs, unplugged versions of a few that appear on her other CDs, and a few cover tunes that have become staples in her song lists over the years.
Alexis has been absorbing and performing music all her life. An environment of creativity surrounded her as she grew up with her mother, Bobbie Antes, an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician. By the age of twelve, Alexis had taught herself to play the guitar. At eighteen, she was the youngest founding member of the popular and influential Cleveland-based folk-pop group, Odd Girl Out. After OGO split, Alexis found her own voice and a new path as a writer and performer of her own songs. It is the personal nature of Alexis’ songs on her debut recording, Stronger, and her follow-up release, All Come Down that strikes a chord with her fans. Cleveland’s Scene Magazine said of her work, “Listeners are treated to a lone voice in the wilderness singing introspective, soul-searching ballads about disillusionment, heartache and growth — songs that would not be out of place on a disc by Paula Cole”.
The music, the mood, the strength and the sensitivity of Alexis Antes shows us a blossoming artist firmly in control of her own destiny, comfortable in the spotlight at center stage and far from finished with writing and evolving. In fact, her new material is yet a new chapter, and a fresh look at change, being put to music.