With plenty of time spent selecting and honing each song in concert, Alicia headed to Folds’ Nashville studio where she recorded the album in two, week-long chunks in the spring and late fall of 2013. The album features Folds on backing vocals as well as on drums, bass, percussion, electric guitar and more. Included on the lengthy roster are David Duchovny, Ashley Judd, Tim Roth, Eddie Vedder, Trent Reznor, Tom Sizemore, Harry Dean Stanton and Naomi Watts.Also part of the ensemble are Matthew Lillard, Alicia Witt, Jim Belushi, Laura Dern, Michael Cera, Jay R.Alicia was able to parlay her musical skills into her acting: she learned how to play the clarinet for her role in “Mr.Holland’s Opus" and she played piano over the end credits on an episode of “Twin Peaks.” Her other roles include parts in “Vanilla Sky,” “The Upside of Anger” and “Two Weeks Notice.” She said, “Redheads get so stereotyped.The actress and songbird took time out to reflect on her creative duality in this exclusive interview.
”Or you could just listen to it and quickly realize that the piano prodigy’s album is a brilliant collection of piano-driven rock a la Billy Joel, Carole King and Ben Folds (Miss Witt’s onetime lover, who produced the album).
She wasn't even ten years old, so it's little wonder that she wound up being pigeonholed as an actress and not a musician, even though she had been playing piano for at least as long as she had been acting.
It is true that she appeared onscreen more often than she recorded, returning to duty for Lynch in a 1990 episode of Twin Peaks and then regularly showing up on film and television over the next two decades, breaking through in the 1995 film Mr.
Ferguson, Balthazar Getty, Ernie Hudson, Ethan Suplee and Grace Zabriskie.
Principal photography has concluded on the fresh episodes, which will appear on the cable network next year.