Alisa Fineman’s CD is a marvelous addition to the contemporary voices who continue to give life and vitality to the Jewish tradition. Alisa’s heart is as warm as her superb voice.
She breaks down walls
Alisa’s gift is what she refers to in her music – that spark of the divine inside all of us, a divinity that manifests itself in different people in different ways. Alisa’s divinity shines through her…
Unique and meaningful
Familiar tunes but rendered in unique and meaningful ways; original pieces that are keenly crafted with a great sense of musicality. I am very excited about this CD.
Depth of feeling
Fineman’s resonant voice gives her songs a depth of feeling and experience that the lyrics only hint at.
Gives herself completely
Alisa’s concerts are like Babette’s Feast. She gives herself completely.
A class act
Warmth, beauty, fresh themes, vivid-word pictures. Alisa is a class act.
Music sends shivers through me
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 tech…
Beautiful voices, moving lyrics…I could listen to Alisa and Kimball sing all night.
Thank you so much for sending your new CD. It is very beautiful. We’ve been listening to it constantly.
Best of the next generation
Alisa and Kimball are easily among the best of the next generation of singer-songwriters.
Rise and fall of sweetly paired voices
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 l…
Alisa and Kimball’s music represents the best of radio’s ‘Americana’ genre.
Both delicate and powerful
Alisa’s voice is at once delicate and powerful, warm, yet mysterious, but above all it is an open invitation to musicians from diverse traditions to share in the discovery of something new.
Among the best
Alisa is easily among the best of the next generation of singer-songwriters.
Gift of Generosity
It has to do with generosity. What makes Alisa’s songs stand apart is her own sense and gift of generosity.
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 occasion 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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