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About Alicia

“Alicia… brings a fresh brave attitude to her music and performances. Her confidence is contagious and her choice of subject matter for her songs show a maturity beyond her years.”

– Houston Music Review

Alicia Stockman is a singer-songwriter who connects with her audiences through memories, experiences, and stories. Her songs are intimate moments, meant to draw listeners in and leave them hanging on every word. Simple, but to the point. Strong rhythm guitar, creative yet tasteful phrasing, and soulful sweet vocals bring the experience full circle.

She is influenced by the likes of Patty Griffin, the Indigo Girls, and Susan Tedeschi – all strong female vocalists and songwriters. She takes inspiration from stories, places, and memories to craft songs that draw listeners into an emotional journey. “These are songs about moments – moments that seem fleeting at the time, but we soon come to see them as a major turning point in our lives – that these small moments represent so much more.” Stockman described.

Alicia was recognized for her unique songwriting and performance formula with accolades from several performing songwriter competitions. In 2019, she took 2nd place in the Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest at the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival in Richardson, Texas. She was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Songwriter Serenade contest held in Moravia, Texas also in 2019. In 2017, she won 1st place in the Suzanne Millsaps Performing Singer Songwriter Showcase held at the Utah Arts Festival.

Currently, Alicia is hard at work writing new songs and performing as a solo singer-songwriter. She released a series of singles over the winter of 2018-2019, then compiled them into a 6-song EP and released it summer of 2019. She is currently playing shows throughout Utah and looking for her next tour route to take her to various cities across the country.

Alicia’s evolution into a Folk Americana Singer Songwriter did not happen overnight. Music started for her in 6th grade with the clarinet in wind orchestra. That foundation of musical knowledge proved useful when she picked up her dad’s guitar in high school and taught herself how to play. She found the guitar to be a wonderful tool for self-expression, but she wanted to go farther. She wrote songs early on, but they didn’t have an outlet beyond her college dorm room. Much to her surprise, she was recruited into a band in 2009 that ended up shaping her skillset and musical tastes over the years to come. For nearly a decade, she was the frontwoman of a loud, rock ‘n roll, blues-influenced cover band that played just about every weekend at a bar or club of some sort. She eventually took over as band leader and ran the show: booking gigs, arranging rehearsals, hiring new members, and everything in between.

Alicia began writing songs again, which led her band to release an EP in 2014. However, she realized that her songwriting style didn’t always match up with the loud, dance-party vibe of her band. She branched out and started playing small restaurant gigs as a solo artist to try out her new songs with conveniently captive audiences. That was a turning point for Alicia. She found a home in the folk music genre and never looked back. Eventually, she was compelled to leave the band and fully pursue her path as a folk singer-songwriter. She quit her desk job in 2017 and continues to live and work as a full-time musician.

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R.I.Y.L.

Patty Griffin, Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Tift Merritt.

Reviews + Press

“Stockman’s voice has a quality that instantly resonates for the listener. Her music is pure and raw magic and the band is tight. The result is fun folk-rock with Blues and a little Country flavoring. Stockman’s voice is wonderful, and her writing is solid.”

– Staccatofy

“[Alicia] brings her audience in closer with her beautiful acoustic songs about loneliness and heartbreak.”

– CityWeekly

“[Alicia] takes her craft professionally and with an easy grace. She makes and keeps commitments, is communicative, on time, and gracious. These traits are so important to those who book musical talents. Alicia makes your job easy.”

– Christie Dilloway, KPCW The Morning Mix

“Alicia… brings a fresh brave attitude to her music and performances. Her confidence is contagious and her choice of subject matter for her songs show a maturity beyond her years.”

– Houston Music Review

CONTACT INFO

Email: alicia (at) aliciastockman (dot) com

Booking: booking (at) aliciastockman (dot) com