Blown in from the Northern Nevada desert, like a tumbling sage, with a rakish smile and shock of blonde hair, sun-kissed and freckled cheeks, Athena McIntyre can simultaneously warm your skin and chill your bones. This ‘gurl with a guitar’ will sneak up and hit you like a Washoe Zephyr. Her music and lyrics are as much a part of the Nevada landscape as they are a reflection her own inner landscape.
Athena’s bluesy fierceness has captivated audiences and propelled her decade long musical career, most strongly in Northern Nevada, especially the greater Carson City and Reno-Tahoe communities and music scenes, but all along the west coast. As a singer-songwriter she has had the pleasure of playing or being featured at a variety of events, outlets and venues including – Hard Rock Casino, Artown, The Knitting Factory, NadaDada, Whiskey Dicks, America Matters Radio, Race for the Cure, the Nevada State Fair and Whiskey A-Go-Go.
Athena has shared the stage with local icons Jonie Blinman, Lacey Mattison, Mel Wade and Gia as well as talents such as Marina V, Chris Pureka, Taproot and Reno’s own breakout star, Whitney Meyer.
And most recently opened for DAN AYKROYD!