Photos: Alice Wallace at People’s Brewing

by Carl Abernathy on July 18, 2017

I missed Alice Wallace, a country and Americana singer from California, the last time she rolled through Lafayette because I was giving seminars to young journalists. Glad I caught her this time at People’s Brewing. She’s terrific.

Wallace should be a star. I hope she is one day. At any rate, she sounds like one.

Her voice is one of the strongest and purest I’ve heard in a long time. It would sound good in any genre. In fact it did … she covered songwriters ranging from Fleetwood Mac and Townes Van Zandt (her rendition of “Poncho and Lefty” was amazing) to Hank Williams and Patsy Montana. (Wallace sounded as if she teleported straight from the ’30s when she started yodeling during the Patsy Montana song.)

But it was Wallace’s own tunes that highlighted her skills the best. She spun tales from the road and stories about love lost. All were lovely. And, yeah, she yodeled all night. Thank god.

Brian Greene, an area artist, opened the show with an excellent set.

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