Thursday, February 12, 2009
Dry Grass and Shadows
I'm not sure how Alela Diane has seeped her way into my consciousness. It's folk music, pretty straight-up, which isn't what I'd normally go for. But there's just that certain something about her voice that meanders around and gives me goosebumps. This video is remarkable -- no amps or vocal mics, all in one take. The acoustics in that church must be unbelievable; the performance is intimate and flawless. Her new album comes out next week (review, and her label is offering the free mp3 for White as Diamonds -- video here).