As an independent emerging folk-rock band from the east coast, Alex Mery and The Townsmen produce songs that echo throughout small venues and open mikes in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
The band, fronted by Alex on guitar and vocals, performs punk rock inspired folk tunes with Ian Posh on bass, and Matt Anderson on drums.
With a diverse range of musical backgrounds, Alex Mery and the Townsmen are mainly influenced by artists such as Nickel Creek, Billy Bragg, Against Me!, Woody Guthrie, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bad Religion and many more. They do not hesitate to experiment musically while showcasing lyrical content that touches on many subjects.
The band released their first demo in the Fall of 2016 entitled Safely on Your Way that featured six self-produced songs including "War Horse" and "Lay Down Arms". The band later worked with producer Kevin Soffera (from Breaking Benjamin and Seether) to re-record their demo tracks for a June 2017 release of their debut studio EP called folklore.
The group has been featured in Fig Magazine, The Mike Zambelli Show on Service Electric, and played on Spin Radio 107.1. Their notable festival performances include Musikfest, Hard Rock Cafe (Philadelphia, PA), PA Bacon Fest, Maydaze, Mayriffic, Easton Heritage Day, and Nightingale Blossom Fest. They were finalists in Philadelphia City Council's PHL LIVE Center Stage competition.