Dave Howell of the Morning Call interviewed me on Jewels & Tinware, stories behind the songs, upcoming gigs and more. Thanks to Dave and MC!
I’m honored to’ve been nominated for three awards for two different 2014 music awards ceremonies. And they’re both this weekend!
- Lehigh Valley Music Awards (March 8)
- Outstanding Album of 2014 – Jewels & Tinware
- Outstanding Singer/Songwriter of 2014 – Alex Radus
- 93.7 WSTW Homey Awards (March 6)
- Best Male Solo Artist of 2014 – Alex Radus
It’s cliche, but I’m honored just to be nominated. These ceremonies aren’t about individual players; they’re about celebrating the great music in the Lehigh Valley and Philly/Delaware areas. I feel incredibly lucky that there are such vibrant and innovative music scenes in my backyard. And of course, it’s nice to feel the love from time to time too!
Thanks LVMA and Homey Awards – and thanks to all of you for casting your ballots!
For all you lovers out there…stay little Valentine stay…
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart). From the album Jewels & Tinware. Performed by the Alex Radus Trio. Dan Manchester on upright bass; Charlie Heim on drums; Produced by Brian Herman and Alex Radus; Mixed by Brian Herman
I’m thrilled to be on the ballot in four categories for 93.7 WSTW’s Homey Awards – celebrating the best in local music.
Now I need your votes, friends – please send me to the next round in all four categories. I’m up for:
- Best Album – Jewels & Tinware
- Song of the Year – We Can’t Play Like Django (feat. Dave Cahill)
- Best Male Solo Artist
- Best Songwriter
Tons of great Philadelphia-area acts on the ballot – I’m sure you’ll see others you know. Please vote. Voting ends Feb 4, 2015. Thanks!
Lots going on in the new year!
Fri, January 2: Two live radio performances…
- 8am – WNTI 91.9FM
- 1pm – WDVR 87.7FM
- If you’re not in the central NJ/easter PA area, listen live on www.wnti.org and www.wdvrfm.org
Sat, January 17: Alex Radus Trio live @ Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme
- 1811 State Route 57, Hackettstown, NJ
- Come early and bring your instrument for an open mic at 7pm!
- This concert will be filmed live – multiple cameras, lots of fun!
Sat, January 24: Alex Radus solo opening for Dina Hall Trio @ Godfrey Daniels
- 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
- Dina Hall Trio will be featuring Andy Killcoyne on guitar
- Reservations highly recommended
Sat, January 31: Alex Radus Trio debuts @ Riegelsville Tavern
- 1274 Easton Road, Riegelsville, PA 18077
- Always love playing in our hometown!
Sat, March 7: Stay tuned for details on a very special show at Puck in Doylestown, PA. The Alex Radus Trio will share the night with the talented Dan DeChellis Trio who blend killer songwriting with some serious jazz chops. Can’t wait!
Jewels & Tinware Nominated!
I’m thrilled to announce that Jewels & Tinware has been nominated for Outstanding Album of 2014 for the Lehigh Valley Music Awards!
Please vote for me!
If you are a Greater Lehigh Valley Resident, please vote for me!
Not from the Lehigh Valley? I’d still really appreciate your help.
If you know anyone who lives in the Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton areas of Pennsylvania, please send them this link and ask them to vote for Alex Radus: Jewels & Tinware. (And then send them this link to say thanks!)
Once you sign in, Outstanding Album is the first category.
Voting closes Saturday, December 13 at 11:59pm.
Thanks to Carter Lansing for the great review and to Kirsten Angel for the great photo!
Check out the review HERE!
The Alex Radus Trio is fresh off two amazing CD release parties and ready for more, more, more music!
We’d love to see you at Easton’s famous Riverside Festival of the Arts on Sunday, Sept. 21st. We’re honored to be performing alongside many of our favorite local acts, including the James Supra Band, Roi and the Secret People, Cheek2Cheek and many more!
Riverside Festival of the Arts
Saturday Sept 20 & Sunday, September 21
10am – 5pm
The Dell at Scott Park, Easton, PA
Alex Radus Trio performs Sunday, Sept 21 at 11am
Visit the website for entire amazing lineup!
Host Mel Thiel and I talked the new CD, influences, and more. I even performed a swing version of Dylan’s Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat, which I recorded on a Philly Dylan tribute compilation to celebrate his 70th birthday! You can purchase that album here.
Check out the interview here:
We can’t wait to see you again Philly!
The Alex Radus Trio will celebrate the release of Jewels & Tinware at Bourbon & Branch in Philly on Sat. Sept 6, 2014.