Alela Diane’s career arc has been anything but boring. Born to bluegrass-playing parents, she started making her own music when she was nearly twenty years old and was considered an emerging talent in the freak-folk scene of the mid-2000s. Rave reviews from hip publications and a duet with folk’s patron saint Michael Hurley were early signifiers that Alela was a on a quick path to stardom. But she slowed down and started a family, surviving a near-death experience in the meantime. Following a five-year break, she released her sixth solo album Cusp earlier this year. One could say that she’s back on track - but she never really lost the path. Life simply got in the way, as they say. Her return to center stage with an excellent new album is testament to the muse of motherhood and proof that true songwriters don’t stay quiet for long.
We caught up with Alela ahead of her Charlotte show this Saturday. We talked about a lot of things, but mostly, we just talked about our favorite thing: records.
Cream Puff Records and Tabor are thrilled to host Alela Diane for a performance on the front porch on October 20th. It’s our annual Bungalow Social - one of the best parties in the city and an October tradition that gets better each year. We hope you’ll join us for the show. In the meantime, please CLICK HERE TO READ THE CREAM PUFF RECORDS INTERVIEW WITH ALELA DIANE.