Alela Diane (born April 20, 1983 in Nevada City, California) is an American singer and songwriter whose songs are steeped in folk style.
The Inrockuptibles editorial classifies the album The Pirate's Gospel as one of the ten best albums of 2007>. In 2008, Alela lends her voice to a ten-time folk album entitled The Silence of Love , from the project Headless Heroes . In this exercise, the singer takes titles from Nick Cave to Vashti Bunyan via I am Kloot . It is therefore encouraged to leave its usual register, to coexist with more complex compositions and a background often richer.
She gives several concerts in Europe from March to May, then in November 2008 (United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany), accompanied by her father Tom Menig, Mariee Sioux - assuring some first parts - Matt Bauer (banjo and bass), Benjamin Oak Goodman (drums) and Alina Hardin (vocals).
His second album, released in February 2009, mixes sounds of American folk and Anglo-Irish folk. Her third album, Alela Diane and Wild Divine, was released in April 2011. The release was followed by an American and European tour with her band Wild Divine, which included two other guitarists (her father Tom Menig and ex-husband Tom Bevitori ) as well as a bassist and a drummer. The song Take Us Back from the album To Be Still is used as a closing credits for the last episode of the first season of the video game The Walking Dead. His fourth album, About Farewell , will be released on June 24, 2013 in France.