When it comes to the legendary voices of soul and R&B, singer-songwriter [do we want a slash or hyphen? Doesn’t matter to me, just want to make sure we have a consistent rule] Alice Smith is right up there with the best of them. Ms. Smith cuts a commanding figure on stage, and her formidable presence is only intensified by the broad, powerful swath [right word? Are you trying to emphasize the range? I guess that’s covered with broad… How about “by her powerful, far-ranging voice” or something?] of her voice. Whether she's covering Cee Lo Green's "Fool for You" or mesmerizing with originals like "Baby," fans can expect big, beautiful things from Smith on her 2014 tour.
Raised splitting time between Washington, D.C. and a Georgia farm, Smith grew up immersed in gospel, soul, and R&B. An active singer while studying at Fordham University in New York, she made her album debut in 2006 with For Lovers, Dreamers, & Me, a nod to the line sung by Kermit in the Muppets' beloved 1979 song "Rainbow Connection." The album was a hit with critics, landing on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and sparking extensive touring. After taking some time off to raise her daughter and relocate to Los Angeles, Smith made a triumphant return with 2013's She, a genre-spanning collection of songs that will feature heavily on her highly anticipated 2014 tour.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Goosebumps. Chills. Soul. That was my experience with Ms. Smith. She was just amazing! I cannot WAIT to see her again!"
"She is absolutely the best live I have seen in over 10 years. She is a bit of Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, etc. An amazing performer who owns the stage and gives a wicked performance..."
"Amazing performance. I got way more than my money's worth. This woman is the ultimate performer. Engaging with a voice that engulfs your spirit and takes over you physically."