Music Review: Alice Smith, in the footsteps of Billie Holiday and Tina Turner

Via on Aug 8, 2008


Amidst a slew of overproduced R&B divas—Beyoncé, Fergie, even Alicia Keys or Joss Stone—Alice Smith is a breath of good ol’fashioned fresh air. She and her band blend elements of rock, pop and cabaret jazz, but it’s the versatility of her four-octave voice that proves soul music isn’t genre-bound. She’s equally adept at lazily dragging words across a verse like a turntablist (cum Billie Holiday) as she blows out the back end of a song like a tweaty Tina Turner.

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About Kirk Peterson

Kirk Peterson is a semi-retired line chef with a road cycling habit. He can’t seem to escape his day (and night) job as Talent Buyer/Program Director for the historic Boulder Theater:


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