1. How did you get started and who are your fans?
I started when I was 25, auditioned for a band in Carson City as a singer. Got the spot and sang with them for a few years, opening for Creedence Clearwater Revisited, then went off from there. Met another band, Sonic Anomaly, and sang for a few years with them. Then put my own band together, Workin’ Minerva; we were together for a few years, then went solo and have been since 2014. I would say my fan base is a wide spread of folks from 20 to 80, from WA, OR, ID, TX, OK, TN, NY and a few other places.
2. How would you describe your sound and style?
I am a unique twist of all different genres, I would say. Not held to one sound or another, I just feel the music and let it make itself.
3. Who are you most inspired by?
Inspiration comes from all over. The music from the 30s up till the late 90s, I love it all from blues, country, folk, metal and more. It’s been a door to explore different sounds and put it all together to make my own sound.
4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Five years from now, I see myself traveling the country with my cat, doing what I love most: playing music, touching hearts and exploring the amazing places the world has to offer, And I’m not stopping there. I hope to also travel to different countries before 10 years go by.
5. How can people get a hold of you?
Friends, fans, and others can easily find me if they just Google my name – Athena McIntyre. It pulls up my YouTube, Spotify, website, and more.
Rory Dowd is a contributing writer for This Is Reno. He is a producer and co-host for the Worst Little Podcast and serves on the Board of Directors at Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company. He is also an accomplished performer and emcee, including singing and playing bass for One Ton Dually, a Reno rock band.