Alela Diane's songs are campfire pipe dreams filled with picket fences, desert sands and paths leading back to you. If you're a fan of Joni Mitchell, then this Californian folkie will also appeal. The banjos and root-tootin' bass might seem overly reverential but there's something comforting in her landscapes of small-town America.
Folk review: Alela Diane, To Be Still
Sam Wolfson is a freelance music writer