Alice Wallace has that rare ability to make you hear cold, wind, darkness...distance. Her voice is so powerful it transcends the senses. Her eyes never leave the audience and her joy in knowing the audience can't take their eyes away from her and the haunting story she's sharing is infectious. Truly a gifted performer to be able to stand alone with a guitar and gift the room with an insatiable appetite for music. Perhaps if there was a moment during this performance at The Extended Play Sessions that brought it all together for me it would be the song
'Echo Canyon' rests between the beautiful waving melody of a waltz and the dark vividness of a high plains dirge.
(I wanna be a) Cowboy's Sweetheart was originally recorded in 1934 by Patsy Montana and became the first million selling single by a female country artist. The significance Country Music Hall of Famer's original is not lost on Alice Wallace as she belts out a pitch perfect rendition of the trademark Patsy Montana yodeling. This is a skill that takes tremendous concentration and ability to do as well as Alice Wallace.
"Poor Cleopatra" is classic traditional country songwriting delivered with LA country swagger...an innuendo wrapped in a metaphor; it's the story of a copper mining turned ghost town in Arizona. The song is told through the eyes of a brothel madame as a metaphor for the lure of the mine...a mine that once burned for twenty years. Alice Wallace is the real deal...a terrific songwriter with a majestic tone, booming pipes and stellar guitar chops. From The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter Studios, Norwood, MA.
The Session Crew
Produced and edited by:
H. Nat Stevens
Alice Wallace - guitar, vocals