Freebo and Alice Howe
"Freebo is more than one of LA's best players, he's also a richly gifted and distinctive songwriter, as expressive in his writing as on a bass" -- Paul Zollo, Songwriters On Songwriting
"Listening to Freebo is like riding on a cumulus cloud of peaceful awareness, a cosmic blend of folk/country/rock/soul ear-pleasing genre-defying music." -- Walt Falconer, Cool Album Of The Day
After several years of trying to book him, the Oaksong Music Society is proud to present Freebo, one of LAs top musicians, together with Alice Howe, a rising star in modern folk music. This will be each artists first performance in Redding, and will be an evening to remember.
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 for 10 years, Crosby Stills and Nash, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Neil Young, and 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.
Freebos 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. He will take an audience from insights about what kind of positive mark we hope to leave on the world upon our own passing with Standing Ovation to where you stand with your pets and your partner with She Loves My Dog More Than Me. A musical evening with Freebo will be astute, insightful, clever, and truly melodic.
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? Big things are going to happen with this lady. -- Vance Gilbert)
At once timeless and original, Boston singer-songwriter Alice Howe joins a soulful, impeccably tuned voice with crafted poetry. A lifelong songwriter, Alice's musical sensibility lies in '60s folk and '70s Southern California songwriters, with comparisons drawn to the pure, distilled sounds of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. As a performer, Alice is sure-footed and captivating, familiar to her audience from the very first song.
During her three years in Seattle, Alice became a familiar face in the acoustic music scene, playing a variety of local gigs, from the Doe Bay Cafe on Orcas Island to the basement stage of Northwest favorite Dusty Strings Music Store. In the summer of 2016, Alice returned to her home town of Boston, and has been busy making herself known on the stages at Club Passim, the Burren Backroom, and the me&thee coffeehouse. Alice has opened for the likes of Antje Duvekot, Ellis Paul, Chris Trapper, Vance Gilbert, and Brooks Williams.
March 2017 brought the release of Alice's newest EP, "You've Been Away So Long." Tracing the New England native's years in the Pacific Northwest, "You've Been Away So Long" is a cross-country journey through the matters of the heart. Recorded in Seattle, WA with an emphasis on crystal-clear vocals, Alice's new EP features five original songs accented by the lush additions of multi-instrumentalist Jeff Fielder on electric guitar, dobro, and a sweet 1920 Gibson L-1 arch top.
Pilgrim Congregational Church (View)
2850 Foothill Blvd
Redding, CA 96001
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|