Freebo & Alice Howe
Freebo and Alice Howe present a unique study in contrasts, bringing together a venerable music icon and a talented newcomer. Each a compelling performer in their own right, they both lead and support each other in their well-crafted songs with flawless harmonies and tasteful instrumentation.
Freebo is a genuine folk, rock and blues icon who, after over 40 years of recording and touring with many of the great artists of our time (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Neil Young, & many more) is regarded as one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of today.
A multi award winner and finalist in numerous songwriting contests, Freebo was also recognized as the ‘Best Folk Artist 2007’ by the Los Angeles Music Awards. In addition, he has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Muppet Show, The Midnight Special, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. His compassionate concern for the world and people around him, as evidenced both in his lyrics and his open stage banter, has helped him connect with listeners worldwide. A musical evening with Freebo will be astute, insightful, clever, and truly melodic.
A rising voice in modern folk, Alice Howe’s debut, Visions, is a modern love letter to 60s and 70s folk and timeless blues. It pays homage without succumbing to imitation and offering an intimate snapshot of a young artist discovering her own power. Produced by Freebo with a stellar cast of musicians in Bakersfield, California, Visions is a collection of new originals alongside Alice’s interpretations of iconic songs from her family’s vast record collection.
“Sometimes we’re lucky enough to catch an up-and-coming artist as they fly into our radar. This is one of those times.” – American Blues Scene
“Alice Howe’s debut album, Visions, is at once a finely-crafted opening statement and beautifully rustic Americana treasure. Howe’s artistry is itself an expression of loving reverence to her greatest influences including Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. While Visions fits comfortably in the traditions of their best albums, Howe has extensively developed her own voice as both a singer and a songwriter. Therein lies the triumph of Visions, in which Howe presents something both entirely familiar as well as infinitely fresh.” – Rock Cellar Magazine