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Alice Howe "You've Been Away So Long" Album Review by Mark Walton at Americana UK
Rock n' Reel Magazine Review of "You've Been Away So Long" by Gareth Hayes
"You've Been Away So Long" by Alice Howe - touching the spirit of the moment by Tom Franks at Folkwords.com
Singles Bar 23: A Round Up of Recent EPs and Singles at Folking.com
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston's Alice Howe is “at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal” (Americana UK). Following the #1 Most Played Song “Homeland Blues” from her 2017 EP, she is now launching her new album Visions, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt).
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston’s Alice Howe is “at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal” (Americana UK). In 2017 her EP You've Been Away So Long debuted on the Folk-DJ charts with a #1 song - "Homeland Blues" - and #7 album for the year. A 2018 NewSong Music Songwriting Competition finalist, Alice was a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, NERFA Formal Showcase Artist and WFMT Folkstage featured performer. She has completed her forthcoming full-length album, Visions, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt), and will be touring the new album throughout 2019.
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston’s Alice Howe is “at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal” (Americana UK). Her pure, distilled sound reflects a musical sensibility rooted in '60s folk and '70s Southern California songwriters. 2017 was the year that Alice began making big waves in the folk world. Her EP You've Been Away So Long debuted on the April Folk-DJ charts with a #1 song - "Homeland Blues" - and #11 album. Alice was selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, an Official Showcase Artist at FAR-West Folk Alliance, and a Formal Showcase Artist at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. She has been touring consistently in support of her EP, playing at such venerable Northeast venues as Club Passim, Caffe Lena, and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. In March 2018 she appeared to rave reviews on WFMT Chicago's iconic program "Folkstage" hosted by Rich Warren. She recently completed recording her first full-length album, Visions, in Bakersfield, California, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John, and many others). The release is expected in early 2019.
"A gem...at once of the moment and personal, timeless and universal." - Mark Walton, Americana UK
“Up there with the very best of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gretchen Peters and Dar Williams” – Folking.com
“These are well-crafted songs” – Country Music People (UK)
"...refined and effortless." - Gareth Hayes, Rock n' Reel Magazine (UK)
"I always wondered what it would have been like to be at Club 47 when Joan Baez first walked into perform. Now I know when Alice started singing in our studio tonight. She possesses one of the finest voices of any female singer-songwriter coupled with a warm and engaging stage presence." - Rich Warren, host, WFMT Chicago's Midnight Special and Folkstage
“...I could listen to her sing for hours. Her voice is beautiful as a bell, classic in that Joan Baez way, transporting, wistful…her vocal mastery and musicality are beyond her young years and her songs stay in my head for days.” -Antje Duvekot
"How can a singer-songwriter have a voice like a broken angel's bell and write songs that could be a week or a hundred years old all at once? Alice Howe, that's how." - Vance Gilbert
“Classic emotive folk reminiscent of Kate Wolf, Alice Howe's earnest lyrics and heart-melting vocals might be the musical equivalent of lying in the dark beneath a clear sky of stars.” - Robby Hecht