In the past few years, singer/songwriter Alexis Antes has performed on the bill with renowned artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jonatha Brooke, Jennifer Kimball, Joan Armatrading, Stephen Stills, Dan Fogelberg and Three Dog Night. She has played her music in venues ranging from area clubs and coffeehouses to college campuses to Blossom Music Center, Cain Park, the Agora, the Brick Alley Theatre, Nautica Stage and the Odeon. Alexis was the only Cleveland artist chosen to perform at Lilith Fair at Blossom Music Center in the summer of 1998. Most recently, Alexis was nominated and performed at the 1999 Cleveland Scene Music Awards and Showcase. Alexis has been absorbing and performing music all her life. An environment of creativity surrounded her as she grew up with her mother, Bobbie Antes, an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician. By the age of twelve, Alexis had taught herself to play the guitar. At eighteen, she was the youngest founding member of the popular and influential Cleveland-based folk-pop group, Odd Girl Out. From 1990 to 1995, OGO performed on radio and television as well as playing to enthusiastic audiences at sold-out shows throughout the Midwest. In 1994, Cleveland Magazine's Readers' Poll voted OGO as 'Favorite Local Band' and 'Favorite Local Folk Band'. After Odd Girl Out split, Alexis found her own voice and a new path as a writer and performer of her own songs. It is the personal nature of Alexis' songs on her debut recording, Stronger, released in 1998, that strikes a chord with her fans. Cleveland's Scene Magazine said of her work on the CD, 'Listeners are treated to a lone voice in the wilderness singing introspective, soul-searching ballads about disillusionment, heartache and growth - songs that would not be out of place on a disc by Paula Cole'. The music, the mood, the strength and the sensitivity of Alexis Antes shows us a blossoming artist firmly, and finally, in control of her own destiny, comfortable in the spotlight at center stage.