New album coming from Nashville artist
"Wallace’s voice is a powerful natural occurrence...an awe-striking wonder of the West."
-Saving Country Music
"Here I Am"
coming Spring 2024
This is the album Alice Wallace was destined to make. They are songs that will break your heart and put it back together again. It's an album where Alice's soaring vocals and intimate phrasing are amplified by some of the best players in Nashville, who coaxed emotion from every note in indescribable ways. And above all, it’s an album that showcases Alice’s strength as a woman in the music industry who has hung on through the highs and lows and come out the other side as a force to be reckoned with.
Good artists give you a glimpse into their world through the power of their songs. Great artists allow you to feel the connection between their songs and your own life, and that’s what Alice strives to do with this raw and personal new record entitled Here I Am.
This new batch of songs puts on full display the depth of Alice’s songwriting and vocal prowess that earned her the title of Female Vocalist of the Year by the California Country Awards (2017) and a nod from Rolling Stone Country naming the title track of her last record one of the Best Americana Songs to Hear Now. These are songs about coming to love her new home in Tennessee, songs about navigating her life as a touring artist and the relationships that come and go as a result, and songs that truly tap into what Alice does best when she stands on a stage behind a microphone.
"Wallace’s voice is a powerful natural occurrence...an awe-striking wonder of the West," said Saving Country Music.
A lot has happened since Alice Wallace released her last solo album in 2019 - a big move to Nashville from her longtime home in southern California, a worldwide pandemic, and then a pandemic-borne duo project - Side Pony - with her friend Caitlin Cannon that saw the pair touring non-stop across the US and Europe, including a performance at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in California. Side Pony helped Alice tap into a new side of herself as an artist - with tight harmonies and duets that honed her ability to work closely with another singer. But 2024 will see Alice step back out on her own with an album that allows her the freedom to lean in to her strengths - her dynamic vocal range, her very personal songwriting style and her ability to improvise with phrasing and melody to evoke the most emotion possible from a song.
Not only is this Alice’s first solo record in 5 years, it’s her first album produced in Nashville, recorded with highly respected session drummer and producer Nick Buda (Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton) and a top-notch band of the best Nashville has to offer. And, in true Nashville fashion, the bulk of the recording was done in two, whirlwind days - just the way the best session players like to do it. In addition to producer Nick Buda on drums, the record features Grammy-winning guitarist Kenny Greenberg (Willie Nelson, Wynnona Judd, Hayes Carll), bassist Ted Pecchio (Doyle Bramhall II, Susan Tedeschi) and keyboardist Jimmy Wallace (The Wallflowers). And although Alice had never played with any of the musicians before those two days in the studio, the combined talents in the room made for an electric couple of days and recordings that bring Alice’s songs to life in vibrant and unexpected ways.
Alice’s vocal style has always drawn influence from iconic voices like Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Patsy Cline. In fact, the last solo recording Alice released was a version of Ronstadt’s heart-wrenching song “Long Long Time” in early 2020, recorded with Nashville producer Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, Mandy Barnett) and fiddle player Xander Hitzig. During the pandemic, Alice turned her weekly livestreams into tributes to many of the artists who have been most influential to her (nearly 30 of them), and spending all that time learning classic songs from artists ranging from Ronstadt to Mary Chapin Carpenter to Bob Dylan helped Alice further hone her skills as a vocalist and interpreter of songs, Combine that with studying vocal performance with Chattanooga-based voice instructor Gary Scheufler throughout the pandemic, and Alice came out of lockdown ready to sing.
The album is set to be released in spring 2024.
Guitarist Kenny Greenberg
Producer/drummer Nick Buda
Keyboardist JImmy Wallace