Alicia Witt has played her original piano-driven pop all over the world for the past 12 years, including opening for Ben Folds Five, John Fullbright, Rachel Platten, Bob Schneider and Jimmy Webb. She co-produced her newest full length studio album, 2021’s The Conduit, in Nashville with Jordan Lehning and Bill Reynolds; her single Chasing Shadows off that album marked her debut on the Billboard Charts, spending 5 weeks in the AC Top 30. Witt’s previous album, Revisionary History, was produced by Ben Folds and was described as ‘Grey Seal era Elton John, an alt-universe Fiona Apple, and a film noir chanteuse notching her nights in cigarette burns on the fallboard’ (NASHVILLE SCENE). Also known for her decades-long career as a prolific TV/film actress, her music has been featured in numerous TV and films including several Hallmark Christmas movies, in which she also stars. A Nashville resident for the last 4 years, Alicia has performed at The Grand Ol Opry and The Bluebird Cafe. A classically trained former competitive pianist, Alicia’s music has been described as ‘sharply personal, boldly melodic pop originals in the Carole King/Billy Joel vein’ and ‘snappy, resilient, emancipated-woman anthems and touching lost-and-found love ballads’ (Philadelphia Inquirer). Witt has been acting since the age of 7, when she made her film debut in David Lynch’s sci fi classic Dune. She was most recently seen in I Care A Lot on Netflix, starring Rosamund Pike and Dianne Wiest, and in the final season of Orange is The New Black. Other recent credits include AMC’s The Walking Dead, ABC’s Nashville and the return of Twin Peaks on Showtime. Films include Two Weeks’ Notice, Last Holiday, The Upside of Anger, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Urban Legend, Four Rooms, 88 Minutes, Urban Legend and Vanilla Sky. Alicia is also well known to Hallmark Channel audiences for her Christmas movies, beginning with 2013’s A Very Merry Mixup; her eighth annual holiday film for the network, Christmas Tree Lane, which she produced, wrote the story for, and featured two of Witt’s original Christmas songs, was released for the 2020 holiday season. Witt spent 4 years on the CBS hit show Cybill and has also appeared on The Sopranos, Two and a Half Men, Ally McBeal, Justified, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Witt makes her debut as author on with Small Changes, out October 5 2021 from Harper Horizons. The book is an inspiring, welcoming and simple yet effective guide to health, happiness and sustainable living. Instead of promoting a rigid diet, Small Changes will instead offer readers a stress-and-judgment-free approach for enacting easy, incremental changes across all areas of life.
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From a close-knit family of local singer songwriters, to well known icons opting for a more intimate setting, the Hotel Cafe has been celebrating the live music experience for over 20 years.
By hosting early career performances from names like Adele, Katy Perry, The Lumineers, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Leon Bridges, Mumford and Sons, Sara Bareilles, and many others, it has been labeled a break out room for independent artists.