Alice Stuart

Genres: Blues Folk
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

15 June 1942, Chelan, Washington, USA. Stuart began performing at the Pamir House, or P-House, a folk club based in her home city. She befriended several local performers, notably Don MacAllister and Steve Lalor (both later of the Daily Flash), before securing a residency on the weekly KING-TV Hootenanny. She moved to Los Angeles in 1963, and the following year was featured at the famed Berkeley Folk Festival, an appearance which inspired her solo debut. All The Good Times, issued on the specialist Arhoolie Records label, drew material from Charlie Poole, Mississippi John Hurt and Tom Paxton, and remained on catalogue for many years. Stuart joined the Mothers Of Invention at the end of 1965, but finding their music too eclectic, quickly resumed her solo career. This blossomed with the accomplished Full Time Woman, the title track of which became a local ‘standard’ and was recorded by contemporaries Grootna. Stuart then formed Snake with Karl Sevareid...

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