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Alice Howe and Freebo: Sunday Supper 2019

Freebo and Alice Howe with John Platt (Photo by Jeremy Rainer/WFUV)

Freebo and Alice Howe with John Platt (Photo by Jeremy Rainer/WFUV)

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Three years ago a young artist from Boston, Alice Howe, captured people's attention with her singing and her songs at the Northeastern Regional Folk Alliance. One of those people was Freebo, the veteran songwriter and bass player for Bonnie Raitt, among others. When they connected a few months later at the Folk Alliance International conference, the idea took hold to record an album together.

In the meantime, I invited them into the studio and to Rockwood Music Hall for "On Your Radar." Then this year, Howe's full-length debut, Visions, produced in California by Freebo, was released, with five originals and five covers. It was a delight to welcome them back to Studio A for a return engagement and to see how her career has progressed. They shared a couple of live songs in the studio, including a deeply felt version of a song popularized by Raitt, "Too Long at the Fair."

[Recorded: 11/6/19; Engineer: Jeremy Rainer]