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"Age Old Blue" LIVE
Written by Alela Diane
Performed by Alela Diane and Michael Hurley
LIVE at McCabe's Concerts, Santa Monica CA


ALELA DIANE Musician

Someday it will be revealed what the deal is with Nevada City and its ability to produce such lovely musicians. Perhaps it’s a conspiracy, or maybe the water. Alela Diane is one such wonderful songwriter and performer who, in the time since catching her play with Michael in a 2008 L. A. show at McCabe’s, has winged her way around the world with several finely made albums and a swelling number of enthusiasts here and in Europe.

While living in Portland, Oregon, Alela met Michael Hurley at a show and handed him her CD. Thus a friendship was generated, and collaboration between Alela and her “favorite folk legend.” Michael and Alela performed a number of shows together and recorded a duet, “Age Old Blue” for her 2009 album To Be Still. Alela wrote the song after listening to family history from her grandmother about her Canadian great-grandfather, a soldier. Singing it together, both Michael and Alela convey a sense of honor in joining their voices through the aching, deep passages of the song, reflecting a passing of musical inspiration and inheritance from Michael’s generation to Alela’s own.

Alela has a half dozen releases now and has continued to create work and tour with her father and husband as Alela Diane & Wild Divine.

 Enjoy: www.aleladiane.com



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