Cover art by Lamar Sorrento
Alice Wallace has joined forces with Need to Know Records to release a stunning new version of the Linda Ronstadt classic "Long, Long Time." The single will be released on both 7” vinyl and digital on February 14, 2020. Alice, who calls Linda Ronstadt her biggest influence, first performed the song to critical acclaim at the one-night-only reopening of the iconic Palomino Club in Los Angeles in October of 2018.
Wallace recorded the song back in September with Nashville producer Doug Lancio - whose credits include producing Patty Griffin’s 1000 Kisses album, as well as albums for John Hiatt, Todd Snider, Gretchen Peters and many others. The 7” vinyl single will feature a version of Don Walser’s yodeling anthem “Rolling Stone from Texas” on the B side, and the cover artwork is a commissioned piece from artist Lamar Sorrento.
Click HERE for the song premiere via Wide Open Country.
"Into the Blue" included in
Best Albums of 2019
"Sometimes you hear an album and the only way you can think to describe it is stunning. Alice Wallace shows herself a spectacular songwriter as well as a singer who can deliver lyrics in a powerful way with minimal effort."
-Gary Schwind, Americana Highways
Rolling Stone Country names "The Blue" among
"On the title track from her fourth album, country-singing Californian Alice Wallace sings about the uncertainty of a career spent on the road. “The Blue” pays tribute to those who’re willing to take leaps, laced with soaring strings that nod to the country classics of the 1970s."
“It’s a song about taking the risk to do what you love,” Alice Wallace says of the soaring track, “The Blue,” which yields a lyric entitling her spellbinding new album. With Into the Blue, the California-country singer-songwriter conjures the atmospheric sound of the Golden State’s canyons and deserts, mountains and crashing waves, its crowning beauty and its tragic losses. At the same time, the supple-voiced Wallace tells her own and others’ stories, weaving tales that resonate as we grapple with so many disturbing national issues.
Americana Highways BEST ALBUMS of 2019: "Sometimes you hear an album and the only way you can think to describe it is stunning."
Guitar Girl Magazine: "Americana artist, Alice Wallace, draws on some powerful female influences, like Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Not only are these powerhouses heard throughout her music, but Wallace is invoking their fierce, independent spirits and paying it forward for female artists."
American Songwriter: "She’s got the songs, the voice and the determination to make this her life’s work."
No Depression: “From the very first line of the album... you can hear Wallace’s mastery of her craft.”