Spend an Intimate Evening with ALICE SMITH at B. B. King Blues Club & Grill on July 10th, 2010June 29, 2010 - by City Guide News Desk
On July 10th, 2010, Alice Smith will be giving an intimate acoustic performance in New York City at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (237 W. 42nd St., 212-997-4144; www.bbkingblues.com). For tickets and more info, click here. Doors are at 6pm, with the show beginning at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Alice Smith is, on the evidence of her solo debut, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me (BBE Records), the most promising female singer-songwriter to go her own enrapturing way in a very long time. Her voice, with its four-octave range, is luscious and powerful and nuanced and finely sensitive to rhythm. Yet it never makes a cult of its own abilities; for all its fantastic manners, Smith's voice gets on down the road. Sometimes she sings with a booming intensity, yet Smith never loses the unlearnable balance and poise that separates good singers from great ones. And her basic attitudes, which are audible in every unforced phrase she negotiates, are all her own.
For more info on Alice Smith, visit www.myspace.com/alicesmith or www.alicesmith.com.