Our guests this week on Art of the Song are singer/songwriter Alice Howe and her producer/partner Freebo. Alice grew up in Newton, Massachusetts listening to her parents’ record collection of classic blues, folk and rock music. After honing her chops in the Seattle music scene, Alice returned to Massachusetts where she attended the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. There she met Freebo, a prolific Los Angeles musician who has accompanied numerous big names, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr and Dr. John. He heard her play, and she made an impression. The two began collaborating and ultimately touring together.
We spoke with Alice and Freebo about the release of her album Circumstance which was recorded at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.