Wednesday, March 13, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Alela Diane
Song:Oh! My Mama
Album:The Pirate's Gospel
Singer songwriter Alela Diane Menig has had success mostly in Europe. She is on a European record label. She was born Apr. 20, 1983 in Nevada City, CA. Her father Tom Menig tours with her and produces her albums. Alela became friends with fellow singer songwriter and Nevada City native Joanna Newsome. She was in the band Black Bear and self released a CD in 2003. Alela wrote most of the songs on the 2004 CD The Pirate's gospel on a trip to Europe. It was self released at first and then picked up by Holocene Music in 2006. Alela got enough attention to get a record deal with the British label Rough Trade. She has recorded two CDs for Rough Trade. The latest is the 2011 CD Alela Diane & Wild Divine. Her dad is part of the band. They toured the US and Europe opening for Fleet Foxes. Alela Diane will have a new CD About Farewell released in 2013. Alela Diane currently lives in Portland, OR. Folk music fans should check her out. Here's Alela Diane performing Oh! My Mama.