Alela Diane - To Be Still 03/12/08 in Alela Diane
Rough Trade Records is excited to announce the forthcoming release from Alela Diane, “To Be Still” , released on February 17, 2009 via Rough Trade Records in North America and Japan, and on February 16th via Fargo in France, and Names in the UK.
To Be Still is the follow-up to Alela Diane’s critically-acclaimed 2006 debut The Pirate’s Gospel which brought the Nevada City, CA-reared musician a passionate following across the globe (and massive acclaim in France where she’s recently completed a 26-date tour that took her deep into the countryside). Considering that initial copies of The Pirate’s Gospel were given away to friends in hand-sewn covers just a few years ago, this is not only quite a leap, but a well-deserved one.
Geoff Travis, founder of Rough Trade Records, says “Alela Diane is a real American Songwriter. Both flinty and beautiful. She draws from a tradition that might include Sandy Denny and Karen Dalton and she suffers not a jot in comparison”