Alice Howe is a warm and engaging performer becoming known for her soulful, impeccably-tuned vocals and brilliantly crafted songs. She has been marked as one to watch since the release of her 2017 EP You’ve Been Away So Long. The record debuted on the Folk Radio Charts with a #1 Most Played song, “Homeland Blues,” firmly establishing her as a rising star. In 2019, Alice released Visions, a modern love letter to 60s and 70s folk and timeless blues, garnering critical acclaim from gatekeepers such as Billboard and smitten local press alike. Alice has just completed her forthcoming album, Circumstance, recorded at iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, working with Freebo as her producer, arranger, and co-writer. Due out in early 2023, Circumstance features ten new original songs backed by a world-class band.
Freebo is best known for his decade of touring and recording with Bonnie Raitt, and has distinguished himself as one of the great bassists of our time, playing on records with CSN, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, and Neil Young as well as appearing on Saturday Night Live, The Midnight Special, The Muppet Show, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. Not willing to simply rest on those achievements, Freebo delved more deeply into his creativity and has become a highly regarded singer/songwriter, now working on his 6th full-length solo CD. A multi award winner and finalist in numerous songwriting contests, Freebo’s music reflects his compassionate concern for the world and people around him, and his lyrics and open stage banter have helped him connect with listeners worldwide. A live musical experience with Freebo is astute, insightful, clever, and truly melodic.
Alice Howe and Freebo present a unique study in contrasts, bringing together a rising voice in Americana music and a venerable rock, folk, and blues icon. Each a compelling performer in their own right, they both lead and support each other in their well-crafted songs with flawless harmonies and tasteful instrumentation.