“How can a singer-songwriter have a voice like a broken angel’s bell and write songs that could be a week or a hundred years old all at once? Alice Howe, that’s how.”— Vance Gilbert
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston singer-songwriter Alice Howe is “at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal” (Mark Walton, Americana UK). Her pure, distilled sound reflects a musical sensibility rooted in ’60s folk and ’70s Southern California songwriters. Alice’s 2017 EP You’ve Been Away So Long features her original song “Homeland Blues,” which debuted at #1 on the April Folk DJ chart. She was a 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, and has performed at such venerable Northeast venues as Club Passim, Caffè Lena, and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.
A Kerrville New Folk Finalist, 2016 and Most Wanted Artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, 2017, Kirsten Maxwell’s rise in the music scene is one to watch, Based out of Long Island, NY, this singer/songwriter has been making a name for herself in the Northeast and beyond. Described as “making love to the audience”, Kirsten’s stage presence is undeniably endearing. She released her debut album in 2015, and has since opened for Bill Staines, Michael Johnson, Slaid Cleaves, and Vance Gilbert. Kirsten successfully funded the recording of her sophomore release with the help of her fans on Kickstarter. Follow Kirsten Maxwell on social media to find out where she is headed next.