For the new series opbmusic Stagepass, we’re featuring some of Portland’s most captivating performers in performance, and in backstage interviews that give you a chance to hear the artists’ stories in their own words. Today we launch the online series with this video featuring Portland singer-songwriter Alela Diane.
Alela Diane has had an eventful year. Shortly after releasing last June’s gorgeous and poignant record About Farewell, Diane took time away from music to have a baby. This performance was her first time playing in public in nearly a year. (She joked with us beforehand that she’d need to relearn the guitar.) In this warm and graceful performance, she played a set drawn from her recent and past releases, including favorites like “The Rifle” and “Lost Land.”
Watch all of our videos from Stagepass.