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Mark Odom

Mark Odom
8 Time San Antonio Guitar Wars Winner

-Born in Austin Texas 9/12/72

-Raised on music..all genres..mostly blues, blues rock, classic rock, country, hard rock.

-Play rhythm and lead guitar, acoustic live, and lead vocals. In studio play drums, bass, keys, vocals. etc etc.

-Started playing guitar as early as I can remember. Dad had, and still has a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic that totally mesmerized me as a child growing up. Would ask him to play every day and night for me.

-Influences: Guitar: Richie Sambora, Warren De Martini, Stevie Ray, Vai, several classic rock guitarists and country artists. Suprisingly influenced by quite a few drummers live..at concerts would always watch and listen to drummers...timing, styles, patterns, etc. Based a lot of my playing around beats, bass patterns etc. I don't really play in music stores, I may listen to anyone jamming, but I tend to just check out guitars, processors, equipment etc. It's not a phobia about playing in music stores, I just have never been a "store jammer real loud for hours" kinda player I guess.

-Favorite movie: Gladiator

-Favorite Guitars: EVH Wolfgangs, Fender Custom Shop Acoustic, Telecasters, I like relic and road worn beat up guitars...anything with character or a unique vibe.

- Have recorded for several artists in studio..engineer and produce as well. Full production. Love cinematography, music soundtracks etc.

-Shared stages with Ludacris, Jack Ingram, Tracy Lawrence, Restless Heart, Texaco Country Showdown Backing Band, Gary P. Nunn, Xhibit, Rebecca Valadez, others.

-In high school would practice 10+ hours daily, trying to develop my own style of playing, just basically learning to make a guitar talk. That's my goal, give it a voice of its own. To speak thru the guitar...hence my album, "My Time To Speak", a musical journey on the guitar if you will.

-Some music on Itunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc.

-Love listening to all types of music, and try to gather different vibes, sounds, etc to incorporate in my playing.

-Was diagnosed with MS, Multiple Sclerosis, in 2010, two days after winning Guitar Wars, Was paralyzed in left arm, hands, etc. a few days later. Lost total ability to play guitar, but strived to relearn, feel again (literally), and have come back to win Guitar Wars a few times since. Blessed.

Michael Alanis

“I want my music to move people the way it has moved me.” “Music can touch your soul.”

Michael Alanis is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from San Antonio Texas. His passion for music began in 2010 at high school at Holy Cross playing an acoustic guitar for the talent show and has developed over the past seven years to now include singing and songwriting. He learned to play by ear but eventually took guitar lessons and studied music theory in 2013. His style can be described as soulful, funky, jazzy, bluesy, with a hint of latin flair. Some of his biggest influences have been John Mayer, George Benson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carlos Santana, Ray Charles and Jimmy Hendrix. His performances can be acoustic as well as a full band.

Michael currently can be seen performing at various venues around San Antonio including The J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa, The Plaza Club, The Hard Rock Café, Alamo Beer Company and many others. His performances include corporate events, non-profits, weddings and private parties. He has hosted Sunday Blues Jams for the San Antonio Blues Society and represented the San Antonio Blue Youths at Sam’s Burger Joint. Michael is extremely pleased to announce his upcoming performance at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts for Alamo Vaudeville.

Alfonso Nuñez

Alfonso Nuñez EMI recording artist, studio musician, live performer and actor. Alfonso has performed for over 30,000 musical spectators opening for the pointer sisters, tower of power and village people to name a few. Alfonso is also an actor and has performed in various movies and musical scores. Experience

Signed a 5 year recording contract with Capitol EMI records and Zomba records as a member of a musical performance group and obtained experience in promotional tours, radio, television and in-store appearances. Performed and toured with various artists and musical groups in the United States and South America.

Member of the Grammy Voters Academy association.

Received an honorary citizen certificate for the city of El Paso Texas by mayor Larry Frances for volunteer work in conjunction with the El Paso police department and youth for El Paso.

Received the key to the city of Española in New Mexico.

Nominated for best saxophonist at the TTMA association.

Nominated for song of the year, show band of the year in San Antonio Texas.

Interviewed on Primer Impacto (international telecast) in Miami Florida.

Has appeared in several movies in acting roles with credits in “The Return Of Johnny V”, “The Fetish Set” and was Machete's Danny Trejo's body double in a future movie to be released in 2017.

Was involved in the production and recording sessions of musical pieces in several movies and obtained musical credits along side and direction of Brandon Olmos (son of Hollywood actor Edward James Olmos).

Zach Carney

Zach Carney is an artist best known for his triple threat versatility in his vocals, guitar playing, and songwriting. He spends his days practicing, writing, and recording and his nights putting his knowledge to the rest at venues all around the hill country. His influences in music include an equally versatile list ranging from Ray LaMontagne, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Sarah Bareilles, John Mayer, and Zac Brown Band just to list a few of many. He has been a full time musician for over a year with a hunger to continue to have success in his career. He is currently working on his first album release which he hopes to have out at the end of November 2017.

Weston Ripps

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer, mixing engineer, Weston Ripps is THE modern INDIE artist.

A drummer first, Weston began his music career with the funk-rock Texas trio, Jumping Monks. As the lead vocalist and drummer for the group, Weston cowrote and coproduced two studio albums, and rocked out multiple venues and festivals alongside national artists such as Vanilla Ice, Bowling For Soup, Tone Loc, Rehab, Eyes Adrift (Krist Novoselic), and many more.

Realizing the indie shift in the music industry, Weston decided to pursue his dream of constructing his own personal project music studio to operate out of. Weston Ripps Music is the operating house for the artist Weston Ripps. Weston Ripps Music also offers local music services such as music lessons, recording, corporate event performances, live sound, DJ, and all things music.

Weston now writes and records various styles of music with a focus in sync licensing for advertisements, film and tv.

Jordan Sleed

Jordan Sleed employs an ukulele and the heartbroken passion of the blues to create “a sleuth of interesting, and in some cases, unforgettable tracks” as a young, soulfully unique, pop singer/songwriter. Growing up a quiet, quick-witted student in San Antonio, Texas, nothing seemed clear to Jordan until Jake Shimabukuro inspired him to pick up a cheap, blue ukulele. Countless hours spent honing his skills on both four strings and six led him to begin his craft as a songwriter, inspired by great soulful artists like Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, John Mayer, and many more.

“Longing To Be Wrong” is Jordan’s debut EP, truly showcasing his distinct sound with songs like “the beautiful and inspiring ‘Drift Apart.’” Jordan spent time carefully creating and arranging each song on this project, and now he uses it to advertise his own music to the patrons of restaurants, parties, bars, etc. around San Antonio. Currently, he manages and actively promotes himself, booking gigs as often as he can find them. He plays these solo performances in his hometown very regularly, but is not foreign to audiences upwards of 3,000.

It seems inevitable that larger audiences become a frequent view for Sleed. The local, 3 to 4 hour gig of loveable cover songs and the occasional joke is an early chapter in Jordan’s ambitious career. With his definitive sound, carrying “everything to go places in the world of music,” Jordan is actively pursuing a career outside of Texas, playing his own records in front of audiences eager to hear these “lovely arrangements and powerful messages.”

As Jordan continues to garner support from various blogs, podcast and radio stations around the globe, intentionally written music remains his mission statement. The honesty and soul that can be heard on “Longing To Be Wrong” is what Jordan will only be able to improve upon through the lifelong career he pursues. Make sure to follow along for the ride.

Katy Mckenzie

Katy McKenzie has a voice that takes you down an old county road. She's a country singer/songwriter who infuses her dry, wicked sense of humor into her songs and sprinkles in her self deprecating swagger and confidence. Her music has depth of meaning which is refreshing for her age. Katy has been writing and performing since she was 13 years old and released her first EP entitled Freedom in 2016 at the age of 19. McKenzie is very busy pursuing all her passions and recently signed with an Entertainment & Artist Development Group in Nashville where she is working with Nashville writers on music for a new album.

In between her monthly trips to Nashville and honing her musical craft, Katy carves out time to pursue her passion for history as a student at The University of Texas at San Antonio where she also writes for the school publication, The Pasaino. Katy somehow finds the time to perform in San Antonio and the surrounding areas at various venues and festivals such as The Helotes Cornyval, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and the Arneson River Theatre to name a few; and make occasional appearances on local lifestyle show, SA Live.

Katy McKenzie will be performing again at the San Antonio Rodeo in February, but for the first time will perform on the main stage. Continue to watch out for this young lady as she works to leave her mark on the country music scene.

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Courvier Productions Presents Alamo Vaudeville
Executive Producer Ronnie Courvier
Web Designer Producer Derek Mitchell
Associate Producer / Stage Manager Konise Millender
Associate Producer Rick Gomez
Assistant Stage Manager Jonathan Schell
Assistant Stage Manager Brian Fonseca
Consultant Producer Austin Van De Walle
Directed by Ronnie Courvier