The partnered charity for this concert is Fair Fight
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, singer and songwriter Alice Howe offers a modern love letter to 60s and 70s folk and timeless blues. Vistas and the faces and emotions they summon unfurl with compelling grace on Visions, Howe's anticipated debut album, released last May. Produced by former long-time Bonnie Raitt bassist Freebo with a stellar cast of musicians and recorded in Bakersfield, California, Visions features new originals alongside Alice's interpretations of iconic songs from her family's vast record collection. A young artist discovering her own power, Alice pays homage without succumbing to imitation. Early praise for Visions has streamed in from gatekeepers such as American Blues Scene and smitten local press alike. "Sometimes we're lucky enough to catch an up-and-coming artist as they fly into our radar," critic JD Nash writes. "This is one of those times."
While Visions marks a stunning full-length debut, Howe has been marked as one to watch for several years: She released an EP entitled You've Been Away So Long in 2017, which bowed on the FOLK-DJ chart with a no. 1 Most-Played Song, "Homeland Blues." In addition to being a NewSong Music Songwriting and Performance Competition Finalist in 2018, she spent fall of that year on a critically acclaimed tour of the UK and the Netherlands. Howe is also a veteran of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and FAR-West Folk Alliance conferences, where she has performed formal showcases. In 2019, she was selected as a Kerrville New Folk Finalist.
FREEBO is an award-winning singer/songwriter (2008 Posi Award for "Best Song"in The Most Uniting Category, The '07 Los Angeles Music Awards "Best Folk Artist", Winner '07 South Florida Songwriting Contest, finalist in 2009 The Great American Songwriting Contest), but he is probably best known as a Folk-Rock-Blues Icon. For 30 years, Freebo played bass on recordings and toured with some of the great artists of our time--people like Bonnie Raitt (10 years), John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, CSN, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Dr. John, and many others. He has alsoappeared on Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, Muppets Tonight, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. It was his yearning for more creative expression, however, that drove Freebo to begin a process of deep inner discovery, and this has led to his successful transition as a singer/songwriter.tickets & more information >
From world renowned bassist (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, John Mayall, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Dr. John, Loudon Wainwright) to award winning singer/songwriter, Freebo's music touches your heart with songs of life, love, dogs, and the human condition. He is well regarded for his high level of musicality coupled with his thoughtful and powerful use of words in song lyrics as well as in prose and narrative. He has also appeared on the classic TV shows Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, The Tonight Show, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap.