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by Alice Di Micele

This cd feels like Alice is in your living room singing to you. Simple, poetic, live-in-the-studio. All proceeds go towards a new band recording.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Bring On the Rain
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2. The Cottonwoods
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3. Everything I Am
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4. Heart Pound
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5. Remember
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6. Bungee Jumping
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7. Mexico
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8. I Am a Snake
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9. Take Me Down
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10. Hole in the Bottom
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11. Conjuring
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12. Crush
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13. Promise of the Sun
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The first thing you 'll notice about Alice Di Micele is her voice. With a five-octave range that is intense, sensual, rich and soulful, Di Micele has been known to turn a noisy bar silent within a few notes. Her warm presence and humor disarm and create a rare intimacy between audience and performer. Whether singing a jazzy-folk number, belting a sassy blues, or rocking out on one of her trademark rhythmic earthy grooves, Alice is a vocalist that moves people. A kick-ass guitarist as well, whether playing solo or with a band her acoustic guitar conjures percussive poly-rhythms, bass lines, and melodies that perfectly frame her vocals.

With seven solo recordings to her credit her songwriting has covered a lot of ground. Her early albums are filled with folky anthems to the earth and as her music has grown so has her ability to express universal themes touching on politics and environmental concerns, human relationships and emotions all in a very musical way. Di Micele cannot be pegged into one category or style as she is truly unique.

In 1988, Alice Di Micele started touring the country performing at venues large and small: from Festivals such as the Strawberry Music Festival, the Whole Earth Festival, and the Oregon Country Fair to venues such as the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, the Roseland Theater in Portland, and the Fineline Music Cafe in Minneapolis to countless coffeehouses, pubs, cafes, community halls, and even house concerts. Alice has shared the stage with folks like Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Janis Ian, David Grisman, Michael Franti, and many more. A true Independent musician, she has gained critical acclaim from press, a dedicated fan-base, and her contemporaries all the without the help of a record contract, agency, or management.

In 2002, after almost 15 years on the road, Alice decided it was time to take a break. Having ended an 11-year love relationship and having fallen in love with the sport of white water kayaking, Di Micele went to river-guide school and learned to row a raft. Instead of touring, she has spent the last couple of summers working as a river guide. "I've always been in love with the river. I have so many songs about rivers and water so that when a friend put me in a kayak it just clicked and I knew that this was something I needed to put energy into. I was on the road for so long that I felt like I had lost perspective. Here I was singing about the incredible beauty of the planet but I barely had time to take a hike in the woods. I would sing about how we needed to take care of ourselves and each other, but I was living an incredibly unhealthy lifestyle".

Between traveling and doing all the phone calling, mailing and other business that needed to be done in order to keep the tours going, Alice got tired. "I had done an interview for Magical Blend magazine in the fall of 2001 and I got to talking to the interviewer about how if I ever felt that I was out of balance with my career that I'd have to walk away. By the time the article came out in July of 2002 I was already on sabbatical. I read the article and just laughed. In life, like in music, timing is everything. When I'm playing music I am careful about where I place sounds in relation to the other sounds and it became apparent to me that I was needing to listen and be silent for a time".

Rested, in balance, and deeply inspired, Alice Di Micele is integrating her passionate relationship with music and performing with her passionate relationship with nature, rivers, and kayaking. She is starting work on a new album of original songs with her band.

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Cassendre Xavier

Everything I like about Alice's music...
This CD has everything I like most about Alice Di Micele's music. It's organic, simple, sweet, and to the point. But it's also complex and emotion-grabbing in its lyrical content. I just like to hear voice and acoustic guitar. Alice blends these with the right amount of quiet and passion. Her voice is at once deep, high, and always clear. Reminiscent of her earlier recordings of song and guitar. I love it!
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