"When you live in a place that you've come to love, every once in a while that place taps you on the shoulder and returns your affection... Alisa and Kimball's music has the same power as that familiar landscape... The rise and fall of sweetly paired voices, an eloquent chord change or mandolin riff, and suddenly, if only for a moment, you've come home."
-Sarah Rabkin U.C. Santa Cruz,
Environmental Studies Department Faculty
"Two of my favorite performers... Alisa and Kimball's music sends shivers through me with the rise and fall of sweetly paired voices and compelling lyrics. Expect to hear strong harmonies and Hurd's technical prowess on guitar, mandolin and dobro. Treat yourself.
- Santa Cruz Good Times
"Alisa and Kimball are easily among the best of the next generation of singer-songwriters."
- Tom Paxton
"Beautiful voices, moving lyrics... I could listen to Alisa and Kimball sing all night."
- Jim Messina (of Loggins and Messina)
"Alisa and Kimball's music represents the best of radio's 'Americana' genre.
- Jim Vanko, Mammoth Mountain Concerts
Long-time favorites in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas, Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd have also earned national acclaim, touring all over the country, appearing at festivals such as California's Strawberry and Kate Wolf Memorial Festival, Austin's South-By-Southwest, the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Connecticut Family Folk Festival and the Wizards of Wooden Music.
Monterey County's Coast Weekly voted Fineman "Best Folk Musician" four years in a row and in 1991 she won top honors at the Kerrville Folk Festival for her songs, One Lone Bird and I Could Not Ask For More" - both of which were included on her 1995 release Better With Time.
Renown for her world-class alto voice with it's dusky tones and depth of emotion, Alisa is perfectly complimented by multi-instrumentalist Kimball Hurd. Hurd, a Bammie (Bay Area Music Association) Award winner, adds dimension to the duo's performances with vocal harmonies and an array of tasteful musical accents with guitar, mandolin, mandola, dobro, banjo and slide guitar, and steps forward on occassion to offer a song from his own catalog of powerful originals.
In addition to their solo careers, Alisa and Kimball have performed with such nationally recognized artists as folk legend Tom Paxton, John Gorka, and Trapazoid founder Paul Reisler. Both are former members of Martin Simpson's Band Of Angels and the music of both has been featured on numerous compilation albums and CD's.
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