Alice Stuart

Born and raised in Chelan, Washington, USA, Alice Stuart has toured the world over with some of the worlds most respected solo artists including Van Morrison and Mississippi John Hurt.

Early on, finding her love for Blues music, as a musician Alice was influenced by artists such as Blind Willie McTell, Furry Lewis and Bessie Smith.  She absolutely knew that Blues was the style she wanted to pursue.

Alice had started off by playing at the Pamir House, a local folk hang-out, then shortly after went on to a weekly gig on a Seattle TV program called "Hootennany".

In 1964, Alice took the stage at the the Berkeley Folk Festival where she met up with blues legend Mississippi John Hurt and they quickly formed a bonding friendship. Following performances at the Festival in 1966 ad 1970, saw Alice performing along side artists Jack Elliott, Jerry Ricks, Doc Watson and Joan Baez, to name a few.

In 1968, Alice made a move to Los Angeles and was hired for her finger-style guitar playing and vocals, to join Frank Zappas band "The Mothers of Invention", before Zappas experimental years, where they had performed folk and blues music such as  Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

After recording and releasing a plethora of solo albums in the 70's such as "All the Good Times", "Full Time Woman", and "Believing", Alice then took a much needed break form the music industry to raise her children.

In recent years Alice returned to the music scene to record and release a series of records with "Can't Find No Heaven", "Freedom", and 'Live at the Triple Door" - a double cd recorded at the Triple Door, an intimate live concert venue located in Seattle, Washington.  In this same period Alice was also rewarded as "Seattle's Best Guitarist."

Alice Stuart also has a compassionate side and participated in a compilation cd entitled "Guitarists 4 the Kids", which featured her song "Highway", a charity for kids, to help bring awareness for young kids living in poverty.  The CD also features a number of guitar greats including Robert Fripp, Ottmar Liebert, Stevie Salas, Steve Lukather, Ron Thal, and many more.

From her long career in the music industry, Alice has been recognized to be the driving force in country, folk and blues music to pave the way for future female artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Joan Jett, Mellisa Ethridge and Chrissie Hynde (of the Pretenders).  An artist definitely worth checking out for good moody blues and songwriting from the soul.