Maybe it’s a life on the road, driving, singing, grafting. Maybe it’s having lived in both Florida and California. Or maybe it’s all of these and some childhood influences thrown in for good measure. Whatever the reason, the result is the same – Alice Wallace is a singer & songwriter whose music really does reach across boundaries, defying both era and genre to create a timeless sound.
Fans of Linda Rondstat, Emmylou Harris, the country rock of the 1970s and more traditional country & western will all find something to love in Alice Wallace’s music. From the expansive sounds of new album Into the Blue which bring to mind the Pacific vistas of California, to the Texas-soaked country of previous recordings such as the brilliant ‘I Just Don’t Care Anymore’, Wallace’s music reflects her adventurous spirit.
The plaudits have come thick and fast too – in its review of Into the Blue, No Depression was won over immediately: “From the very first line of the album…you can hear Wallace’s mastery of her craft.” And giving the album a four-star review, the Daily Mail described it as a “robust debut in the rocking, West Coast tradition of Maria McKee and Linda Rondstat.”
Returning to Oxford for the first time since an unforgettable solo performance at the Harcourt Arms in Jericho, this time Wallace has full band in tow and it promises a show not to be missed.
Alice Wallace with special guests Broken Bones Matilda, the Isis Farmhouse Oxford, Thursday 10th October 7.30pm. Tickets will be available on the door priced at £12.