Alice Howe & Freebo
Alice Howe & Freebo are coming to the Stayaway. Alice is a rising voice in modern folk in the United States. Her voice and music starts with a direct and simple beauty and ends with a tough blues, dirty soul, and straight-up rock ’n’ roll aggression. Her singing is luminous and warm, filled with delectable nuance. Her lyrics are smart and affecting, seasoned with wit and irreverence.
Freebo is Alice’s mentor, collaborator and producer. Freebo was Bonnie Raitt’s beloved bassist for a decade and veteran of performances and collaborations with Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Ringo Starr, Loudon Wainwright III, Neil Young, Dr. John, and more.
American Blues Scene offers early praise for the album, “Sometimes we’re lucky enough to catch an up-and-coming artist as they fly into our radar. This is one of those times. Not only is Alice Howe a gifted songwriter and performer, she has the wherewithal to surround herself with artists that were actually on the scene of the genre she has chosen to showcase. Whether a fan of blues, roots, Americana, soul or folk music, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t get a copy of Visions the very moment it’s released.”
Howe released an EP entitled You’ve Been Away So Long in 2017, which bowed on the FOLK-DJ chart with a #1 Most-Played Song, Homeland Blues. In addition to being a NewSong Music Songwriting and Performance Competition Finalist in 2018, she spent the fall of that year on a critically acclaimed tour of the UK and the Netherlands with Freebo. Howe is also a veteran of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and FAR-West Folk Alliance conferences, where she has performed at formal showcases. Earlier this year, she was selected as a Kerrville New Folk Finalist.
Join the Stayaway for this great duo – Alice Howe and Freebo – an up-and-coming magic maker and her legendary partner.
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