Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Location: Hotel Utah
Address: 500 4th St., San Francisco, CA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117780158253353
TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to be a sponsor of Alice’s upcoming CD release party and tour! We’re working with TurtlistMedia to film a video for fans!
BAY AREA SINGER SONGWRITER ALICE TONG MERGES ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK INTO SOULFUL NEW INDIE FOLK ROCK ALBUM
Hotel Utah, 5/29/2010, CD Release Party — As a social worker, Alice Tong has provided therapy to survivors of domestic violence, rape, shootings, and stabbings. This intense direct service work has informed her development as a musician, and can be heard both in the depth of her lyrics and the sincerity of her performances. Receiving her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University, and her Bachelors of Arts in Ethnomusicology (World Music) from UCLA, Alice has used her strengths in both disciplines to co-produce an all-original indie folk rock album with Los Angeles producer/engineer Glenn Suravech. Mr. Suravech has worked with artists such as Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, and Brett Dennen. On this new album, Alice performs as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist on each song, and is backed by a host of extremely talented LA and Bay Area musicians. “Please Be Brave Before the Lions They Come,” is set to be released Sat. May 29, 9pm at San Francisco’s premiere singer-songwriter venue, Hotel Utah. Pre-sale tickets available for $10 through ticketweb at: http://tiny.cc/alicemay29ticket
Alice will be accompanied by her amazing LA band, including:
-Miles Senzaki on drums/percussion
-Patrick Taylor on bass
-Nate Lapointe on pedal steel, mandolin, and guitar
-Claire Courchene on cello and trombone
-Albert Chiang on vocals and guitar
-Mei-Ling Murray on vocals
*see http://www.alicetongmusic.com for more info
Official CD release party and tour sponsors include Hyphen Magazine (http://www.hyphenmagazine.com), Channel APA (http://www.channelapa.com), TaiwaneseAmerican.org (http://www.taiwaneseamerican.org), Rama (http://www.gostudiorama.com), Blacklava (http://www.blacklava.com), and Tuesday Night Project (http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org).