Alela Diane sings folk tales that burn with sweet cinder and smoke and are filled with characters that evoke a time long since past. Her voice is laced with camphor and honey, equally cool and sweet as she unfolds these stories. Emerging from the Nevada City enclave of folk musicians, her self released debut has been reissued by Holocene records. The Pirate's Gospel is well worn americana woven with lace and pine cones and rubbed in a fair amount of the Nevada City soil; just enough to show it's age. Alela's tales are adorned with only the essential instrumentation; acoustic strum with touches of electric and the lonely tinge of lap steel. All subdued and serene to support the bends and breaks of her mournful voice as she laments the stories of pirates, settlers and strong willed heroines.
[MP3] Alela Diane -Oh! My Mama
[MP3] Alela Diane -Can You Blame The Sky