(Los Angeles – April 18, 2017) – California Country Records artist ALICE WALLACE will be bringing her full band on a 22-date tour through the southwest in the month of June that includes stops at the Music on the Mesa Festival in Taos, NM, G Fest in Muskogee, OK, as well as club dates stretching from Phoenix to Kansas City to Houston.
Full show dates can be found at www.alicewallacemusic.com.
Wallace’s powerful, elastic singing and melodic, literate song-crafting have been earning her accolades across the country over the past several years from local and regional publications including No Depression and The Alternate Root. The LA Music Critic Awards named her “Best Country/Americana Artist” in 2016, and her latest album on California Country Records was listed in 7 categories on the first-round Grammy ballot earlier this year.
With a band of top-notch LA musicians by her side - Tom Bremer on guitar, Austin Callender on bass and Josh Huppert on drums - Wallace's music mixes elements of classic country, folk and blues into songs about love, loss and life on the road. In the past few years, she has shared stages with artists such as Wynonna Judd, Suzy Bogguss, Lee Ann Womack, Billy Joe Shaver and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
"She's stunning, and McQueen 'The Cincinnati Kid' cool,” Hubbard said of Wallace.
In 2016, Wallace played nearly 200 shows across the U.S. – including appearances at venues such as the Saxon Pub in Austin, the Hotel Café in Los Angeles and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. She also embarked on a fledging tour of the UK that included two performances at the Country 2 Country Festival in London, which was headlined by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Dwight Yoakam.
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Florida, Wallace developed an interest in music as a child thanks to her musically-inclined family. Taking up the guitar at 10 and returning to music in earnest at 15, Wallace absorbed a variety of influences: parental favorites like Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris; ‘80s and ‘90s country performers such as Dwight Yoakam, Patty Loveless, and Mary Chapin Carpenter; and singer-songwriters like Jewel, Alanis Morisette and Sarah McLachlan.
Since returning to California in 2008, Wallace’s musical tastes have gravitated toward the modern Americana scene with strong influence from artists like Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams and Jason Isbell, while also exploring more and more the sounds of 50s, 60s and 70s country from artists ranging from Patsy Cline to Willie Nelson. And since teaching herself to yodel in her early 20s, that now-rare vocal skill has become a staple in her live shows.
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