BANDS AND SOLO PROJECTS
As a solo artist, Alex performs his original songs interwoven with traditional music. He has performed solo at festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest, and delights audiences with his heartfelt songs, contagious enthusiasm, and friendly banter. In 2017, Alex released his debut solo album, River Run Wide, featuring eight original songs and three original tunes.
Countercurrent (Brian Lindsay on fiddle and Alex on guitar) is an energetic contra dance band based in the Pacific Northwest. Their music features lyrical fiddle, driving guitar, foot percussion, and harmony vocals. Countercurrent recorded an EP in 2015 and released their full-length album, Exchange, in 2018.
Gallimaufry (Brian Lindsay on fiddle, Arthur Davis on piano, banjo, and trumpet, Donal Sheets on cello and guitar, Ness Smith-Savedoff on percussion, and Alex on guitar and accordion) formed in Oberlin in 2010 and quickly gained notoriety as a contra dance band to watch. Their multitalented, diverse, and enthusiastic approach to dance music has brought them on tours throughout New England, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest. Gallimaufry released Places Left To Go, their debut album, in 2014.
The Waxwings (Amy Engleseberg on piano and accordion, Jesse Partridge on fiddle, Alex on guitar and accordion) formed for a one-off gig in Seattle, but soon found that they had created a smooth, energetic sound that was a delight to dance to and a joy to play. The Waxwings have been playing contra dances throughout the Pacific Northwest, and show no signs of stopping. Find their EP here.