Alice Stuart
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Alice Stuart

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | INDIE

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | INDIE
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"Keith Hannaleck"

I cannot fathom why such a pioneering blues woman has not received world wide attention that she so justly deserves...this album knocked my socks off! She has an innate ability to rework a classic and make it all her own. This woman is a monument to the blues. It's time she got all the respect she deserves as one of the most important contributors to the genre and a trailblazer for women artists all over the world....
Keith Muzicman Hannaleck, - Musicdish

"Steve Witt"

"She blew us away. Alice is a 'live' experience. She's a full-of-energy, captivating performer..with extra soul...squeezing, bending, finessing the blues right out of it. Her electric playing will really set you on your ear. Onstage she moves as fluidly as a 20 year old, and looks as comfortable as if she were in her own living room. She'll knock your socks off."

Steve Witt for Platter Chatter - Platter Chatter


1964 All The Good Times on Arhoolie Records
1970 Fulltime Woman on Fantasy Records
1972 Believing on Fantasy Records
1996 Really Good on Country con Fusion Records
1999 Crazy with the Blues on Country con Fusion
2002 Can't Find No Heaven on Burnside Records
2005 Live at the Triple Door on Country con Fusion
2007 Freedom on Country con Fusion Records



Alice Stuart has been performing since 1962. She made her first record in 1964 for famed Blues & Old Timey label, Arhoolie. Originally from Washington State, she lived and performed many years in California. In 1999, she returned to Washington and to performing, after a 20 year hiatus. In 2008, Alice Stuart was again honored by the Washington Blues Society. She was given two awards this year: Best Solo/Duo performer and a Lifetime Achievement award. These awards came on the heels of Alice's appearance at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN in 2008 representing the Cascade Blues Society in Portland, OR. She will be appearing at the IBC again in 2009, this time representing the Washington Blues Society.
Alice Stuart has been a solo performer since she first took to the stage at Seattle's Pamir House in 1961. Her first professional appearance was at the Seattle World's Fair in early 1962.

By 1964, when Alice was asked to perform at the Berkeley Folk Festival, Alice's repertoire was already very diverse and included Appalachian folk ballads, country songs, and rural Blues. She played autoharp, banjo, and guitar.

Her first record "All The Good Times" (Arhoolie Records 1964) was re-released on CD in 2002. The CD contains 7 songs that were recorded at the original recording session in 1964 and were previously unreleased. This album demonstrates the breadth of Alice Stuart's musical tastes and abilities. The album contains 21 songs, including the self-penned ballad, "Once I Had A Sweetheart".

Today, Alice Stuart in a solo performance is a reflection of her entire career. Part folkie, part rocker, and part blues woman, Alice is all entertainer when she "unplugs" for a solo show.

Alice was one of the first women of rock to front her own band, write her own songs, and sing and play electric lead guitar. Many of Alice's fans still like her best as a solo acoustic performer, where her shy humor shines and her song interpretations and her song writing ability are well displayed.

Alice has the ability to make any song her own. Two songs that aptly demonstate this ability are Statesboro Blues (Willie McTell) and I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight (Chris Wall) . On Statesboro Blues, Alice's guitar skills are on full display and when she sings "Hank" there is seldom a dry eye in the house.

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