It's always exciting when we have the rare opportunity to be privy to the early stages of an artist just beginning to bloom. LA based Neo-Folk singer-songwriter, Alicia Blue is on the cusp of her inevitable big breakthrough. In a relatively short time span she's released an EP, a full-length album and a brand new single earning considerable buzz. It was in 2019 that she released her self-titled EP of 7 songs, that included the standout track "Magma," which was scooped up to be included on the Starbucks Acoustic Playlist on Spotify, which almost immediately made her a player in the LA songwriter circuit. Her follow up full-length, Bravebird was released in 2020 in the midst of the global pandemic and even against those odds, word was getting out and she managed to garner spots on Spotify's Fresh Finds Pop and Fresh Finds Rock Playlists. There is no doubt a connection in her music to the heavy hitters of the '70's folk rock scene, like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Taylor, but she has put her own stamp on her music creating a unique, yet familiar style. Her latest single "Blackbird," is a moving song that brings to light the hardships many in this country have had to endure. Inspiration encompasses the struggles of her own Mexican heritage, The BLM movement, and the Japanese internment camps during the second World War. Even though it tackles some dour subject matter, it is essentially a song of eternal hope. 2021 is still young and this ambitious artist has even more music up her sleeve. Collaborations with Lincoln Parish (Cage The Elephant) and Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit) are just a couple of things she has in store for the remainder of this year.