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On the first Wednesday of every month, Grateful Fred bring world class Americana, Roots and Acoustic music to The Atkinson. This month we welcome Alice Wallace with support from Marc Pountney and The Silver Freds.

The Club Night
7:30pm – The Silver Freds
8:00pm – Marc Pountney
8:40pm – Interval
9:00pm – Alice Wallace


Alice Wallace

It was after Wallace’s return to her birth state of California that Alice Wallace fully embraced her calling as a singer-songwriter. Her musical family had relocated to rural St. Cloud, Florida, when she was a child. She grew up around the sounds of her parents playing guitars and singing, with “Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, their favorite,” she recalls. She also absorbed the country rock of ‘70s-era Linda Ronstadt on the turntable. “I really taught myself to sing by mimicking their styles,” she says. “The powerful belt that Linda has. The emotive lilt to Emmylou’s voice. Trying to navigate those different elements helped me find my own voice nestled in between all that.” She first picked up guitar at age 10, with her dad teaching her to finger-pick at 15, and by senior year in high school, Wallace was performing original compositions at the local Borders bookstore. It was in college that she discovered yet another calling: yodeling, that haunting vocal style that blends blues, country, and western. Wallace’s own “A Little Yodel” added her to the ranks of legends Patsy Montana and Carolina Cotton.

In 2008, when the Wallace family relocated back to Southern California, she joined them. There, she began focusing on writing, performing, and touring, both solo and with a band. Since 2013, she performs some 200 dates a year. One of those with whom she’s shared stages is singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard, who says she and her “stunning” songcraft have that “Steve McQueen ‘Cincinnati Kid’ cool.” Pundits agree: she won the 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year at the California Country Awards and the previous year’s Best Country/Americana Artist at the L.A. Music Critic Awards. She was recently singled out by the Los Angeles Daily News and Pollstar for her “dead-on lovely version” of Ronstadt’s “throbbing” “Long Long Time” at the “Palomino Rides Again” event celebrating the legendary California honky-tonk.

Alice Wallace, whose steady tenor is shot through with Crystal Gayle’s ache, Linda Ronstadt’s country essence” – Holly Gleason, Pollstar

Wallace, who sang a dead-on lovely version of Palomino mainstay Linda Ronstadt’s “Long Long Time,” was clearly tickled to be a part of the revived history.” – Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News

She’s stunning, and McQueen ‘The Cincinnati Kid’ cool” – Ray Wylie Hubbard

www.alicewallacemusic.com


Support Act

Marc Pountney

Marc is a regular and very welcome performer at Grateful Fred’s who has played over four times previously.

Mark Pountney is a singer-songwriter from Liverpool, over the years Mark has honed his songwriting craft; seamlessly blending the Mersey vernacular with American roots and rock music. His songbook boasts over one hundred and fifty titles.

As a performer, Mark has captivated audiences across the globe with his strong presence, unique voice, powerful melodies and intriguing lyrics. He has steadily become a stalwart of the underground Liverpool music scene, garnering the endorsement of music lovers and fellow musicians alike.

markpountney.com


Support Act

The Silver Freds


Your host for the evening will be Grateful Fred.
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