Alice Wallace

Bio

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"She's stunning, and McQueen 'The Cincinnati Kid' cool" - Ray Wylie Hubbard

2017 California Country Awards Female Vocalist of the Year

2016 LA Music Critic Awards winner for "Best Country/Americana Artist" and "Best Video (official) Female"

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With a style that is rooted in the classic country songstresses such as Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris. southern California singer/songwriter Alice Wallace’s impeccable vocals and melodic, literate song-crafting skills bring a fresh touch to authentic Americana music.

Wallace is currently in the studio working on a new album set for release in summer of 2018. She already released one single from the forthcoming album in September 2017 ahead of her performance as an official showcase artist at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, TN. The single, entitled Echo Canyon and co-written with Andrew Delaney, adds a modern flair to the all-but-abandoned tradition of the country yodel, and the website Saving Country Music said the song “creates the perfect setting and environment for Alice Wallace to showcase why she’s one of the most unheralded singers in independent country/Americana.”

Her 2015 full-length release Memories, Music & Pride on LA-based California Country Records brought accolades from across the country, as well as recognition such as the LA Music Critic Award for Best Country/Americana album, and nods in 7 categories on the first-round ballot for the 2016 Grammy Awards. But recognition for Alice’s music continued even after the album release, with the LA Music Critic Awards naming her Best Country/Americana artist in 2016, and she was named 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year at the first annual California Country Awards in Long Beach, CA, this past December.

Wallace, who accompanies herself on acoustic guitar, is supported by the fluent jazz-schooled guitarist Tom Bremer; bassist Austin Callender; drummer Josh Huppert; and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Long.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in St. Cloud, Florida, Wallace developed an interest in music as a child. Her parents harmonized on country and folk tunes in the living room; her father was a semi-professional musician who toured regionally in the Southeast.

Taking up the guitar at 10 and returning to music in earnest at 15, Wallace absorbed a variety of influences: parental favorites like Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris; ‘80s and ‘90s country performers such as Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, and Mary Chapin Carpenter; and singer-songwriters like Jewel, Alanis Morisette and Sarah McLachlan.

Since then, Wallace’s musical tastes have gravitated toward the modern Americana scene with strong influence from artists like Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams and Jason Isbell, while also exploring more and more the sounds of 50s and 60s country from artists ranging from Patsy Cline to Willie Nelson. 

In late 2008, Wallace abandoned her Florida roots and her career in journalism and followed her family to Fullerton, California, where her mother, a Golden State native, had inherited a home. She began pursuing music full-time and touring widely in 2013. Since then, she plays close to 200 shows a year across the U.S, and played her first U.K. tour in 2016. She has shared the stage with artists such as Wynonna Judd, Lee Ann Womack, Ray Wylie Hubbard, JD Souther, Albert Lee, Suzy Bogguss, and in August, she and the band opened for The Band Perry to a crowd of 5,500 at the Pacific Amphitheater in southern California.