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"Alice Wallace has had her heart broken. You can tell in her music. But she won’t break yours." - Susan Smiley-Height, Ocala.com.

In the last two years, singer/songwriter Alice Wallace has self-released two albums, earned “Best Country/Americana” and “Best Live Band” nominations in the Orange County Music Awards, and has played shows and festivals in more than 40 cities stretching... more

"Alice Wallace has had her heart broken. You can tell in her music. But she won’t break yours." - Susan Smiley-Height, Ocala.com.

In the last two years, singer/songwriter Alice Wallace has self-released two albums, earned “Best Country/Americana” and “Best Live Band” nominations in the Orange County Music Awards, and has played shows and festivals in more than 40 cities stretching across 10 U.S. states. And she is just getting started.

The southern California songwriter’s strong vocals and the personal style of her songwriting have been getting attention since her first album release in 2011, “Sweet Madness.” In March of 2013, she quit her full-time job and dove headfirst into music, releasing her second album, “A Thousand Miles From Home,” in October of 2013.

Alice’s second release displays the maturity that has come with spending a large part of the last two years on the road, refining her style through hundreds of shows and thousands of hours of performing.

"With her sophomore effort…that clear, powerful voice is just as impressive as ever, but Wallace’s songwriting has jumped to a whole new level of excellence,” wrote Jason “Diesel” Hamad of the Ohio-based Americana blog NoSurfMusic.com.

Alice’s style is heavily influenced by modern folk singers like Patty Griffin and Brandi Carlile, but is also rooted strongly in the iconic voices that have defined folk and country music for decades: Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt. The 10 tracks on Alice’s new release, “A Thousand Miles From Home,” range from soulful blues to twangy country, but all of the songs have Alice’s distinct blend of influences across the folk, country and blues spectrums.

Alice moved to the Los Angeles area in 2008 from her home state of Florida armed with only a rough demo of recordings and an idea to try her hand at a music career. Growing, Alice’s childhood evenings were often spent listening to her parents singing duets to Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris songs, and it was a natural progression for Alice to pick up the guitar and start doing the same. After picking up the guitar at 16, she began to pen her own compositions about life and love, and would play her songs at open mics, talent shows and anywhere else she could find an audience.

Once in southern California, Alice threw herself into the performing circuit - steadily attracting larger audiences and landing opening spots with well-known artists like Lisa Loeb, Shawn Mullins, Sophie B. Hawkins and Shawn Colvin.

She recorded her debut album, “Sweet Madness” in late 2011 at the Compound Studio in Long Beach, Calif. (which has hosted the likes of Ryan Bingham and the Coldwar Kids), with help from engineer and producer Anthony Arvizu. Alice’s second album was recorded at The Music Box Studios in Tustin by producer Jon O’Brien, whose credits include early recordings of rock/pop band Young the Giant, as well as many of southern California’s most successful independent bands.

Visit www.AliceWallaceMusic.com for information and tour dates across the U.S.

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