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“Alex Radus is a remarkable artist. He is an excellent guitarist, songwriter and singer. He moves across multiple genres with effortless virtuosity. Whether playing solo or with an ensemble, Alex is surely worth going out of your way to hear.”

     – John Gorka


 

Artist Brief

Alex Radus is known as a “sultry crooner” (City Paper) and “master guitarist” (Courier News), but his songwriting takes center stage. Known affectionately for giving audiences “genre whiplash”, Radus pairs whimsical and poignant storytelling with an eclectic mix of Americana, swing, blues, folk and more. Radus has toured the country extensively, recorded multiple albums, and earned awards, nominations and critical acclaim for his songwriting, recording and performing. Radus’ music has been featured on radio, TV and film, including Adolescence, directed by Ashley Avis (Black Beauty). Radus’ discography includes Tributaries–Recorded Live at Godfrey Daniels (“gripping lyricism…impeccable grace and finesse” – Underground Music Collective); Jewels & Tinware (“creative, original…perfect” – Steel Notes Magazine) and Love Me Like You Hate Me (“impressive…eerie, intense and wonderful” – Morning Call). A staple of the eastern PA music scene, Radus is a frequent performer at the region’s best festivals and venues, including Musikfest, Zoellner Arts Center, Godfrey Daniels, Steelstacks, Hopewell Theater, World Cafe Live and more. The Alex Radus Band features Daniella Fischetti (violin), Robbie Sko (piano), Daniel Manchester (upright bass), and Charlie Heim (drums).


 

John Moser of Lehigh Valley News did a wonderful job telling the story of my music career, past and present. Read the full article.

 

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“Alex is a master guitarist whose songwriting continues to flourish.” – Courier News, NJ

 

Tributaries is a “captivating” and “enthralling” release from “genre-bending storyteller”, Alex Radus. – Underground Music Collective



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“His voice, oh Jesus, his voice.  This man can sing!” – Elucidator

 

Radus is a “Connicky crooner.” – The City Paper, Philadelphia


 

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Praise for the New Album
“Tributaries (Recorded Live at Godfrey Daniels)”
Released April 7, 2022

Tributaries is a beautiful amalgamation…a melting pot of sounds, stories, and regional influences with two common threads…Radus’ gripping lyricism and mastery of his own vocal instrument. The hour-long record features the versatile crooner speaking brilliantly to each moment, from triumphant, powerful wails, to the most vulnerable moments delivered with impeccable grace and finesse.” – Underground Music Collective – Read the full premiere.

 

“In varied tempos and moods, Tributaries’ 14 tracks share the thoughtful wording and range of emotions that characterize Radus’ music.”  – Lehigh Valley Press – Read the full article

 

 

A “captivating” and “enthralling” release. Radus is a “genre-bending storyteller.”  – Underground Music CollectiveRead the full premiere

 

We Can’t Play Like Django is “a compelling fan account of Reinhardt’s life and influence.” – New Jersey Stage

 

 “Earnest vox and passionate musicality.” – American Pancake

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WDVR 89.7  |  WPRB 103.3
Delaware Public Media:  91.1 WDDE; 91.7 WMPH; and 88.1 WMHS
WXPM 98.5  |  Jersey Rocks
RadioFree Lambertville


“Alex brings an uncanny measure of refinement to the songwriting craft. His wit and wisdom come to light in lyrics that are poignant and sophisticated. His guitar work gravitates between inspired and brilliant. In short – this kid can cook!” – WDVR (89.7 FM)

“[Alex Radus] has charmed the pants of many a lass ‘n’ lad with that F-hole twanging Geetar and that sullen sultry croon.”
Philadelphia Inquirer


 

 Bio

Alex Radus’ music draws from across the American songwriting spectrum and beyond, leapfrogging genres and blurring the lines between them. An award-winning and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Radus hails from Pennsylvania’s artistically rich Lehigh and Delaware River Valley region.  Radus’ sound is characterized by that rare trifecta:  the ability to sing, play guitar and pen songs at a high level across multiple genres.

Radus began his career in the Americana duo, duende, which toured extensively, playing some of the country’s best listening rooms. Duende met in the hills of West Virginia, at Augusta Heritage, a center for the preservation of traditional American styles of music.  There Radus was first exposed to and learned from some of the nation’s best finger-pickers, including John Cephas, Pat Donohue, Mary Flower and Eddie Pennington, who helped influence his unique finger style and respect for traditional music.  At Augusta, Radus was also immersed in swing and jazz manouche, which inspired his fan favorite We Can’t Play Like Django.  In the early aughts, duende became a staple of Alphabet City’s Anti-Folk scene at the Sidewalk Café, where Radus performed alongside some of NYC’s best up-and-coming and established songwriters, including Regina Spektor, the Moldy Peaches and Chris Barron.

Radus is known as a “sultry crooner” (The City Paper) and a “master guitarist” (Courier News), but his songwriting always takes center stage. Known affectionately for giving audiences “genre whiplash”, Radus pairs whimsical and poignant storytelling with a sophisticated mix of Americana, swing, blues, folk, Anti-folk, country and more.  In addition to his playing and composing, Radus’ vocal versatility completes his signature sound, speaking authentically to each genre with respect and sophistication.

Radus’ music and performances have been featured on radio, film and television, including three songs featured in 2018’s Adolescence, directed by Ashley Avis (Black Beauty). His discography includes Tributaries–Recorded Live at Godfrey Daniels (“gripping lyricism…impeccable grace and finesse” – Underground Music Collective); Jewels & Tinware (“creative, original…perfect” – Steel Notes Magazine); Love Me Like You Hate Me (“impressive…eerie, intense and wonderful” – The Morning Call); and duende (“a fluid, melodic hybrid of roots music” – The Village Voice). Radus has also recently released a self-titled, debut album with his alt rock project, Hot4Robot (“a brilliant vision…a multi-layered, adventurous soundscape” – Underground Music Collective).

The Alex Radus Band features Daniella Fischetti (Pyrenesia) on fiddle, Robbie Sko on keys, Daniel Manchester (Pyrenesia) on upright bass and Charlie Heim (Johnny Showcase; Martha Graham Cracker; Grady Hoss and the Sidewinders) on drums. A staple of the eastern PA music scene, Radus is a frequent performer at the region’s best festivals and venues, including Musikfest, Zoellner Arts Center, Godfrey Daniels, Steelstacks, Hopewell Theater, World Cafe Live and more.



Awards and Nominations

Outstanding Singer/Songwriter 2014 nominee – Lehigh Valley Music Awards

Outstanding Album 2014 nominee for Jewels & Tinware – Lehigh Valley Music Awards

Best Male Solo Artist 2014 nominee – 93.7 WSTW Homey Awards

Best Songwriter 2004 – Upstage Magazine

Recipient – B.E.A.M. Grant for Independent Music – 2003


“Alex Radus is one skillful fretman who seems poised to break out.” – The Morning Call


 

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Alex Radus
alex@alexradus.com
@alexradusmusic
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