by Zolton in Cool Websites on Wednesday 2 September 2009

With comparisons to Joanna Newsom, Marissa Nadler and Karen Dalton, Californian folk singer Alela Diane is back with her new album To Be Still, the follow-up to her stunning debut, The Pirate’s Gospel. We asked her to give us a rundown on the music that inspired her latest recording. She started with the Fairport Convention song, Who Knows Where The Time Goes [listen below]: ‘Sandy Denny is one of my favorite vocalists — such purity and grace in the way she carries a melody. The words of this song are ringing true for the way my days have been passing lately. Too soon gone, not sure what happened’. 

Read the rest of Alela Diane’s Secret Playlist.