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FIG VOICES
New sounds of our city in partnership
with Lehigh Valley Underground.

Christopher L. Moore Photography

Voices: Alex Mery & The Townsmen
Written and curated by Gerard Longo, Founder of Lehigh Valley Underground

like Billy Bragg, Against Me!, and Blink 182,
Alex Mery & The Townsmen have created
a unique and versatile sound that straddles
the line between folk storytelling and punk
rock's hard-edged melodies.

demo, "Safely on Your Way," the band is
now preparing its debut EP, Folklore. The
five-track effort will be released in June,
and will feature reworked demo tracks, a
never-before-heard song, and the band's
signature single, "Lay Down Arms."

The trio-consisting of Alex Mery (guitar/
vocals), Matt Anderson (percussion), and
Kara Hartzell (bass/vocals)-came together
via Craigslist. Mery and Anderson met
each other using the platform to form a
previous project, later forming Alex Mery
& The Townsmen and adding Hartzell in
similar fashion.

The release of Folklore will begin a big
summer for Alex Mery & The Townsmen,
who will embark on a 12-city tour this
June and July. The band will then return
home for the summer, with a big
performance set for Musikfest's
Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz stage on
Wednesday, August 9.

Having burst onto our local scene since
the release of their September 2016

"We are beyond stoked for the opportunity
to perform at Musikfest," said Hartzell.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT FIG VOICES AT FIGBETHLEHEM.COM

"We thank the local musicians who
continue to support us in our ventures,
and are excited to share the stage with
them during this performance."
For updates on Alex Mery & The
Townsmen, find the band on Instagram,
Twitter, and Facebook (AlexMeryBand)
and at alexmery.com.
At Fig and Lehigh Valley Underground,
we believe in the power of live, local
music to build community. Learn more
about the Valley's music scene at
lehighvalleyunderground.com.


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