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Freebo and Alice Howe 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. They have worked as creative collaborators in the studio and on stage since 2017. Freebo weaves his unique fretless bass stylings into Alice's superb vocals for a presentation with undeniable chemistry.
To hear Alice Howe sing is to be enraptured by the natural, unaffected beauty of her voice. There’s no artifice, no histrionics — just honest, authentic, emotionally resonant singing in the tradition of the roots music that shaped her. On Circumstance, her second and latest album, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter guitarist displays her vocal prowess and introspective writing in abundance, mining both her heart and her musical tastes for a deep, personal journey across an Americana soundscape dotted with blues, folk, country, soul and rock. Recorded in two sessions at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where Etta James and Wilson Pickett once shook the walls, the record channels their spirits with 11 stirring tracks that pull no punches diving into the vagaries of the heart and her own personal journey. As an old soul inside a 30-something millennial, Alice puts her stamp on Americana’s venerable strands with 10 standout originals evoking both the classic singer-songwriters and the seminal music that once filled airwaves, roadhouses and juke joints.
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.
“One of 2023’s best albums – right here. Look no further. This isn’t just a singer – this is an artist.” - Americana Highways
"Howe’s voice is a marvelous instrument, strong and effortlessly musical, yet also capable of the sort of nuance that adds layers of meaning. With the backing of the Muscle Shoals musicians, like Clayton Ivey on B-3 organ, and talented cohorts like Jeff Fielder and Will McFarlane on guitars, Freebo’s producing skills have resulted in a work that should vault Howe into the front rank of American singer/songwriters, as well as introduce her to legions of rock and soul fans." - The Patriot Ledger
“ Freebo is more than one of LA's best players, he's also a richly gifted and distinctive songwriter, as expressive in his writing as on a bass” — Paul Zollo, Songwriters On Songwriting
LISTEN TO ALICE'S NEW RECORD, CIRCUMSTANCE: https://music.alicehowe.com/circumstance
What About You https://youtu.be/Cx3IfehyYjM
Somebody's New Lover Now https://youtu.be/X9q7JDRe5mI
OUR "VIRAL" OF "BIG OLD GOOFY WORLD" w/ TUBA:
Rhys Jones is one of the finest living performers of Appalachian and Irish music, and his numerous recordings have influenced generations of musicians over the last 30 years. Rhys plays with a unique style loved by audiences and critics alike. A recognized master musician, his fiddling is the gold standard for imaginative and inspired traditional performance, and he is in constant demand as a performer and teacher across many genres.
David Mckindley-Ward is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who lives in Boston. He is developing a reputation of one the finest interpreters of traditional Irish music and song, and a multi-dimensional musical collaborator. David has found his own unique voice within traditional music, his style coming from a deep reverence and study of Irish, American and English ballads and singing. As a singer and accompanist in Irish music, he has performed and taught at festivals all over the country.
Together, Rhys Jones and David McKindley-Ward create a captivating blend of traditional Irish and American old-time music. They bring a love, appreciation, and deep understanding for these rich traditions to their performances, and transport the audience back in time, even as they are break new ground, sewing these related musical tapestries together.
BEPPE GAMBETTA FLATPICKING GUITAR WORKSHOP
Thursday, September 28th - 1PM to 4PM - $50 - GiG - 1808 Second Street TICKETS!
“FROM THE LESSONS OF THE FATHERS OF THE MUSIC TO THE NEW MODERN CREATIVE FORMS”