Alice Di Micele & Force of Nature
Saturday July 27, 2024, 7:00pm
Outdoor Pavilion
Ticketed in advance: Adult $20.00, Youth $10.00

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Ticketed at the door: Adult $20.00, Youth $10.00
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Alice Di Micele & Force of Nature will be performing at the outdoor pavilion. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the show!

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, crooning a hushed ballad, 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 "Force of Nature" her acoustic guitar conjures percussive poly-rhythms, bass lines, and melodies that perfectly frame her vocals.

With seventeen 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. On her latest album "Interpretations: Vol 1," Alice shares her skill as an interpreter of other people’s songs including tunes from Neil Young, Kate Wolf, Rev. Gary Davis, Sting, the Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Christine McVie, and Abbey Lincoln.

In 1988, Alice Di Micele released her first album "Make A Change" and started touring the country performing at venues large and small: from Festivals such as the Strawberry Music Festival, the Kate Wolf Music 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, Steve Winwood, JJ Cale, Michael Franti, Rising Appalachia, 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. After ending 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. She spent seven summers working as a river guide on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River in Southern Oregon. "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. Taking that break has helped me integrate and create a much more healthy and happy life both on and off the road."

Her band "Force of Nature" consists of her long-time bassist Rob Kohler, drummer/back up singer Nick Kirby, and guitarist Andy Casad.

Rob has toured with Alice for over 30 years and has also taught music at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, NOCA in New Orleans, and plays jazz with the Peterson-Kohler Collective, Halie Loren, and many others.

Nick started playing drums at 2 years old with his dad Sonny Boy Kirby and is not only an amazing drummer, but a bassist, singer, and guitarist as well.

Andy Casad is an award winning finger style guitarist and his duo The Fret Drifters have toured the US and Australia to rave reviews and wide acclaim.