Música Del Rio opens 2019 with Wallace, Ornest

Música Del Río presents Alice Wallace, above, with Steve Ornest, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan., 11 in Atascadero. (Photo courtesy of Musica Del Rio)

ATASCADERO Música Del Río presents Alice Wallace, with Steve Ornest, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan., 11 in Atascadero.

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“It is with great pleasure that we once again find the opportunity to share one of this year’s Folk Alliance International, FAR West premier showcase artists with you,” organizers stated. “Only 12 musical groups or solo artists are chosen out of scores of submissions.”

Wallace was one of the 12 and she now joins those who graced the Musica Del Rio stage as it opens the 2018-2019 season.

As a polished singer/songwriter, Wallace has been compared to a wide range of artists from Emmylou Harris to Patsy Cline. And she will be opening the musical new year on Friday, Jan. 11 with well-known Los Angeles guitarist and producer Ornest.

Walace’s impeccable vocals and melodic, literate song-crafting skills bring a fresh touch with what is widely considered authentic Americana music. Her fourth album, “Into the Blue” will be released in late January.

Her 2015 release “Memories, Music & Pride” was recognized at the LA Music Critic Awards for Best Country/Americana album. And she has shared the stage with artists such as Wynonna Judd, Lee Ann Womack, JD Souther, Albert Lee, and Suzy Bogguss.

Ornest often joins Alice in her live engagements. Ornest is one of the most highly regarded session artists on the West Coast. Born into a musical family, Steve began playing guitar at the age of 6. The diversity of his work is remarkable. He has had the privilege of working with artists such as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the San Diego Philharmonic and Foreigner.

“We are very glad that Alice and Steve will be here together to begin our musical new year at Música Del Río,” organizers stated.


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