Like most kids, Alicia Harvey grew up singing along to songs on the radio with her mom.
Unlike other kids, however, she was also collecting quarters as a toddler in her grandma’s bar so she could spin classic country records on the jukebox. Those early years spent with her gun-totin’ grandma in Nashville provided the foundation for Alicia’s own brand of country music she creates today.
Alicia Harvey is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based songwriter whose country influences can be heard in her voice and guitar work. Patsy Cline and Patty Loveless. Terri Clark and Clare Dunn. Women who share stories in their songs, both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
You can hear these same themes in Alicia’s own original compositions. Whether celebrating finding the right one in “The Real Thing”, or the crushing realization of “You Didn’t Love Me”, Alicia finds the best songs are the ones that flow from her and take on a life of their own.
In 2016, Alicia had the honor of composing the song, “A Little More Country”, requested for a friend who had written lyrics about the loss of her husband. She considers this song one of the highlights of her career so far, and credits the experience with inspiring her to begin writing music again.
In 2018, Alicia was voted a semi-finalist at “The Voice Off” at the Wild Wing Café in Knoxville. While performing for peers and critics can be a bit nerve-wracking, the enthusiastic crowd made it an enjoyable experience. Thanks to those who cheered her on!
Alicia also enjoys performing cover songs of her favorite artists. She chooses a well-rounded blend of material to keep the listener interested, involved, and entertained. She understands the importance of playing to everyone in the audience, and has performed everywhere from churches to honky-tonks in Tennessee.
Most recently, Alicia branched out to form Alicia Harvey & The Harvesters. While she hasn’t left her acoustic shows behind, this new outlet allows the music to take on a fuller sound while allowing each member room to shine.
With the recent resurgence of singer-songwriters, and the new-found appreciation for female country singers, the time is right for Alicia Harvey. Whether with her band or as a solo performer, Alicia lives for the music. She truly appreciates every person who listens to her songs and covers – as well as every tipsy customer who gave her a quarter for that jukebox years ago.
Bio by Jim Erickson of Malibu Writings. 2019
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2018 Semi-Finalist - Wild Wing Cafe - Voice Off Competition
2019 Finalist - Wild Wing Cafe - Acoustic Throwdown Competition
2019 appearance on WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, TN
2020 - Participant - Tennessee Songwriter's Week 2020