Alex Rhodes presents upbeat music with meaningful lyrics.

Hailing from rural North Carolina and living in urban Colorado, Alex Rhodes writes upbeat, down-home music full of charming stories and colorful characters.

He recently finished recording “Hometown Rootage” (2020 release) with Kieran Kelly (Angus & Julia Stone, Sufjan Stevens).

Rhodes has shared the stage with the likes of Andy Sydow, Bonnie and Taylor Sims, Shanna in a Dress, Antonio Lopez, Caitlin Cannon, Tim Ostdiek, Acoustic Syndicate and Jupiter Coyote.

His songs are easily singable with catchy guitar and harmonica licks over some fine foot drumming. This is what happens when you’re raised on folk music and your dad teaches you to play the guitar.

Notable Events:

  • Swallow Hill’s Best of Open Stage
  • Casey Jones Music Festival
  • TedEx Mile High After Party

Sounds like: Rayland Baxter, Langhorne Slim, Josh Ritter, Blitzen Trapper

early life and music

Rhodes grew up in Franklinville, NC listening to his dad play guitar and harmonica at church and local events. He was served a healthy dose of Peter, Paul and Mary; John Denver; Kenny Rogers; Gordon Lightfoot; and Mike Cross growing up.

He finally asked his dad to teach him guitar at age 15. He quickly joined a high school band, performing for 500+ students at a Beta Club convention and winning a battle of the bands.

Rhodes was lead singer of the rock band Allday Afternoon in Chapel Hill, NC in the early 2000s, publishing three albums and performing multiple shows/week.

Rhodes’ current work is based in folk and alt-country music, and he is influenced by artists like Wilco, Evan Dando, Josh Ritter and Joe Pug.

His past “day job” was working in the marketing department at Integrated Listening Systems, a therapy company that combines music and movement to improve brain function and performance.

He believes music can be both upbeat and meaningful, and is poised to take his act regional in 2020.