Alice Howe & Freebo

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On the first Wednesday of every month, Grateful Fred bring world class Americana, Roots and Acoustic music to The Atkinson. Please join us for a memorable evening of musical collaboration between Alice Howe & Freebo with support from The Southbound Attic Band and Susie Jones.

With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice, Alice Howe is “up there with the very best of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gretchen Peters and Dar Williams” ( Her song “Homeland Blues” from her EP You’ve Been Away So Long debuted as the #1 song on the April 2017 Folk-DJ chart.

Freebo is an award-winning singer-songwriter who is best known as a world-renowned bassist (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, Ringo Starr, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John, and many others). Freebo is producing Alice’s first full-length album, and the two have been touring together over the past year.

The Club Night
7:30pm – Grateful Fred & Friends
8:00pm – The Southbound Attic Band and Susie Jones
8:40pm – Interval
9:00pm – Alice Howe & Freebo

Alice Howe

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. Credit is due to Alice’s parents for raising her on a steady diet of Taj Mahal, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Jackson Browne, and Joan Baez. As a performer, she is sure-footed and captivating, familiar to her audience from the very first song.

Alice is currently hard at work on her first full-length album at Aum Studio Productions in Bakersfield, California, produced by legendary bass player turned award-winning singer-songwriter Freebo (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, and many others). The release is expected in late 2018.


From world-renowned bassist (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, John Mayall, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Dr. John, Loudon Wainwright) to award-winning singer/songwriter, Freebo’s music touches your heart with songs of life, love, dogs, and the human condition. He is well regarded for his high level of musicality coupled with his thoughtful and powerful use of words in song lyrics as well as in prose and narrative. He has also appeared on the classic TV shows Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, The Tonight Show, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap.

Southbound Attic Band

Barry and Ronnie of Southbound Attic Band are making a long-overdue return to Grateful Fred’s and will be bringing their own original songs and unique style to help complete a great evening’s bill of live acoustic music.

They will be performing songs from their latest album, “Seekers Of Solace”.

Susie Jones

Lancashire born singer-songwriter Susie Jones is also making a welcome return to Grateful Fred’s having performed twice before. Susie has been exploring the worlds of folk and Americana for a number of years and Hear It My Way is her latest incarnation. With heartfelt lyrics and energetic performances, she is rightly described as a “rare individual in the music business” (Americana UK).

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