Folk review: Alela Diane, To Be Still


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.


Sam Wolfson

The GuardianTramp

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