Local Singer-Songwriter Alexis Antes to Play Release Party at the Music Box


Local singer-songwriter Alexis Antes first performed as a child in the 1970s at Red Horse Hollow, a Lakewood coffeehouse and folk venue that her parents owned. She co-founded the folk act Odd Girl Out right after high school and launched her solo career in 1996.

Now, she’s just announced details surrounding 13, her third solo album and first release in 14 years.

The press release announcing its release declares that album opener “Fight for a Better Day” serves as an anthem for “anyone struggling with issues of depression, addiction, abuse, self-worth, identity, bullying.” It's a righteous tune cut from the same musical cloth as songs by Melissa Etheridge and Ani DiFranco.

The album includes a track written by Alexis’ late mother, Bobbie Antes, and her father, Scott Antes. It also includes a cover of the Fleetwood Mac tune “Landslide." Locally based Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Incubus, Brian Setzer, Jacks Mannequin) produced the album at his Superior Sound recording studios.

“Alexis is great! She’s a terrific songwriter and performer, and I loved working on this record with her," says Wirt in the press release. "I’m proud to have it alongside all of the other work I’ve done in my career.”

Wirt, who also played bass on the record, will perform at the release party that takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the Music Box Supper Club.


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