Opening musical act for Etta James, Bo Diddley, Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti, Leon Russell, and G. Love and Special Sauce. Telluride Blues Festival for years 2001 through 2008 with other musical guests such as James Brown, Johny Lang, John Mayer, Otis Taylor and Buddy Miles.
The son of Greek-American restaurateurs, Alex Maryol grew up in Santa Fe New Mexico and was raised on the music of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Elvis Presley. He began songwriting during his teenage years while performing at smoky bars and coffee shops in downtown Santa Fe. While primarily influenced by blues greats such as Lightning Hopkins and Buddy Guy Alex maintained a love for all musical genres from classical to grunge.
In his early twenties Alex gained notoriety by performing at festival favorites such as the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Two songs appear in the Guy Pierce thriller “First Snow” 2007 Directed by Mark Fergus. Awarded the New Mexico MIC in the category of “Best Blues Song” 2001.