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Thurs, Nov. 2nd – BOOTS ON STAGE PRESENTS: Katie Dix, Josh Wade Aigner, Alexandria Corn and Chris Marshall
November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10 - $15
Boots On Stage presents monthly showcases of country music artists the first Thursday of every month of the historic Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA!
Tickets are available in advance for $10 here an also at the door (subject to availability) for $15. 21+ show.
Looking forward to seeing you for some country music and as always, thank you for your continued support for Boots On Stage!
Katie Nicole Dix was born in Bakersfield, California. Her desire for being on stage began when she very young and is best known in her hometown playing the title roles and lead vocals in numerous musical theater productions, contests, and exhibitions.
Katie was introduced to country music by legendary singer Buck Owens. When he learned of her talent, he showcased her regularly at his world-renowned Crystal Palace stage. This unique opportunity paved the way for her to be seen and heard on a larger scale. She was a vibrant, wide-eyed, impressive talent that Buck clearly observed had the “it” factor. One evening Buck prophetically announced to his audience, “This is Katie Dix and you’re ‘gonna hear a lot more of her.” Buck’s mentoring, influence, and encouragement inspired Katie to strive for a full-time career in entertainment. Katie is driven to succeed and she likes to think he is watching proudly from above.
After Buck’s passing, Katie moved to Las Vegas where she established herself as a singer with a captivating stage presence. Her very playful personality, wit, and charm undoubtedly helped her capture the attention of employers, casting agents, and producers alike. She was quickly chosen to front a country band known as The Moronix. Soon after, she was recruited by ENVY, a premier top 40s dance band in Vegas, which has played several casinos on and off the Las Vegas Strip and corporate functions. In addition to singing with her band, American Superstars at the Stratosphere sought after Katie to join the cast as a tribute artist. It was there that she could exhibit her strong singing, dancing, and acting abilities in the style of Carrie Underwood. When American Superstars show retired, Katie began singing at the prestigious Mastros Steakhouse and Ocean club Las Vegas. Moving to Los Angeles, Katie was instrumental in helping showcase Vegas talent to Mastros restaurants in California. In addition to singing at Mastros, Katie has also revived her country music career by forming her own dynamic self-titled band. Katie has gained exposure and momentum and regularly visits Nashville collaborating with industry songwriters to create that Cali-Nash vibe in her music. Big opportunities are in the works, so be sure to check her website for updates and come out to support her band.
Her singles, Wanted It to Be You”, “Second Best” ,“Don’t Count the Stars” and “The Break In” are available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Music.
JOSH WADE AIGNER
Hailing from the small mountain community of Bodfish, California, Joshua Wade Aigner is, if anything, proud of his roots. They guide his personal values and inspire his songwriting, in which he tries to capture the humble, blue-collar, family-centered upbringing that he was afforded. In Aigner’s words, his songs are the life he leads. He has since moved to the big city, where his music has embodied what he feels to be a new Bakersfield Sound. His music is influenced by a wide range of artists, from the legends of Marvin Gaye, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, The Allman Brothers and Led Zeppelin, to the honest songwriting of contemporary artists like Eric Church, Gary Allan, Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham. While staying true to the traditional country music he grew up listening to, Aigner is driven to find his voice–true, real, soulful country. In December 2016, he released his debut album titled “Kern,” a nod to the Kern River Valley where he grew up. You can find the album at any digital media marketplace.
Alexandria Corn, 23 was born on May 16, 1993, in Upstate New York.
For as long as she can remember, she has been passionate about music. At five, Alexandria started to develop an ear for it – she enjoyed singing and dancing around the kitchen to classic rock with her mother.
Growing up, Alexandria had a growing desire to cultivate her skills. She not only wanted to share her talents within her town, but the world. This desire began to come to fruition when she was 14, where for the first time, she found herself in a recording studio with Bobby Acquaviva of Utica, NY, recording Fergie’s hit song, “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Later, she performed the song at a talent show – she loved the adrenaline rush of performing and let the music completely take her away; she quickly learned that the stage is where she belonged.
Alexandria started taking her singing career more seriously and soon thereafter, began taking vocal lessons with industry experienced coaches – one of which was Nicole Pryor, a recent cast member of The Phantom of the Opera at The Venetian Casino in Las Vegas. At 15 years old, Pryor gave Alexandria the opportunity to study across the country, where she got the chance to perform around Las Vegas with a band called, “The High Rollers”.
As soon as Alexandria turned 16, she jumped for the chance to audition for the hit TV show, American Idol, and didn’t let anything get in the way of a once-in-a-lifetime audition. She and her mother flew from Las Vegas to New Jersey and waited in line for 18 hours – which was all worth it when she was handed a golden ticket by the judges. She was continued onto 3 further rounds, however, her journey with the show ended right before the televised Hollywood round. But the journey doesn’t stop here – Shortly after, Alexandria was immediately offered a spot in Himmelstein’s Pop Academy in Hollywood, CA. Here she spent two unforgettable weeks with the industry’s lead decision makers and professionals in vocal technique, stage performance, dance, and song writing. In the end, she wrote and recorded her first original song with Andrew Lane, a pop//R&B record producer and songwriter.
Alexandria also focuses on musical theater, taking vocal lessons and theatre with Alicia Loomis. She starred in productions of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “Footloose”, “A Chorus Line”, “AIDA” and many more. She graduated with a Theater Studies Minor at Ithaca College, a leading school in the performance arts.
More recently, Alexandria got the opportunity to travel to Nashville attending the CMA awards. There she met Jillian Farrar (Publisher/Writer). Alexandria and Jillian hit it off immediately and started writing. Together, they wrote Alexandria’s’ newest single “Say It Again” along with writer, A. Helms.
Now living in Los Angeles, CA, Alexandria is focusing on her music career, recording her EP and will be releasing her new music summer 2016.
Cris grew up in a musical home, in the small town of Haslet, Texas. He received his first drum set from his father at the age of two and by 8 he was playing his first guitar. Not long after, Cris discovered he had a talent and a love for songwriting. Born into a musical family, Cris got an early introduction to the music scene and life on the stage. Alongside his dad, Cris began performing at some of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most well known music venues such as Trees, Curtain Club, Ridglea Theatre, Galaxy Club, and The Hard Rock Cafe. It was during these early performances that Chris developed a sound that was all his own.
“I remember waiting for my mom to wake up every morning so I could show her all the new songs I wrote the night before. Seeing my parents reaction to my music and getting their approval has always been important to me”In the seventh grade Cris began performing at local talent shows, honing his skills as a true performer. “I was performing at a high school talent show in Lake Worth, Texas. I remember the students charging the stage knocking over my parents and others. That day we ended up winning first place for stage performance, creativity, and crowd response.”
It became clear what Cris was meant to do in life…Music. At 18 Cris opened a home recording studio where he worked with many new artists and bands. In his twenties Cris gained a solid reputation as a music producer, recording bands all over the country. Before he knew it his studio business had taken off. Producing and song writing for other artists and bands quickly consumed all of his time, leaving his own career as a performer on the back burner.
Through all of the years producing and recording for other bands, Cris’s passion for his own music never left him. “I was just waiting for the right time to pursue my own career in music, I always knew it would present itself one day.”
That day came after a meeting with Cris’s manager and producers. The time had come for Cris to make his solo career a priority. It is with an unmatched skill set and undeniable talent that Cris has already solidified a reputation with many of Country’s best instrumentalists such as Garrett Goodwin, Shawn Tubbs, Chad Jeffers, Jimmy Herman, and Chris Lacorte.