Win Tickets ($30): Holocene presents Alela Diane + Holcombe Waller @ Historic Old Church | Folk, Americana

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Alela Diane + Holcombe Waller @ Historic Old Church on June 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 24.

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Alela Diane + Holcombe Waller @ Historic Old ChurchAlela Diane + Holcombe Waller
June 26, 2013
7:30 p.m. | $13 ADV/$15 Door | All Ages
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The Historic Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

“I heard somebody say that ‘the brightest lights cast the biggest shadows,’ so honey, I’ve got to let you go, I’ve got to let you go”.

…So croons the elegant folkstress Alela Diane on the title number from her forthcoming record, About Farewell. Over the last year, Alela has finished recording and mixing this new album, to be self-released in the summer via her own label, Rusted Blue Records. It serves as an eloquent goodbye to lovers from years past, coupled with some poignant last walks down memory lane. While the lyrics deal most directly with her recent divorce, the album explores her entire last decade of relationships with tremendous honesty and nuanced insight.

Alela laid much of About Farewell to tape with John Askew at Flora Recording Studios in her current home of Portland, Or, in late 2011 and early 2012. Over the course of 2012 she enlisted the help of some very talented friends to flesh out the sound: Heather Broderick (Horse Feathers, Efterklang, Loch Lomond) arranging and playing piano and flute, Holcombe Waller arranging strings, and Neal Morgan (Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan touring bands) playing drums. In early 2013, she finished mixing the album with John Askew at Scenic Burrows and Mix Foundry.

We find these stripped-down folk songs to be a perfect vehicle for Alela’s impressive emotional range. She’s able to convey heartrending vulnerability at one moment, then bold wisdom and unflinching directness at the next. Nowhere is this palette so rich as in the live shows, an intimate treat for audiences lucky enough to catch her this year. In the season of spring, the heart has thawed and we turn to the promise of budding possibilities. A once-heartsick Alela has said her farewells, and now is the time to meet the new, more fully actualized woman.

ALL AGES welcome, beer for sale with ID.

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18 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Holocene presents Alela Diane + Holcombe Waller @ Historic Old Church | Folk, Americana

  1. Kelli June 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Would love the chance to see this!

  2. Jenna June 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    I have a goal of seeing one live show a week during the month of June. This one is high on my list!

  3. jenny June 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    alela diane’s voice has been haunting me (in the most amazing way) for the past couple of years… it would be amazing to get to see her!

  4. Ashley June 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Sounds fun

  5. Ryan June 20, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    The Old Church is an awesome venue. Sounds made inside are beautiful. Seeing grouper there last year was a treat. This would most likely be heavenly.

  6. Joshua Smith June 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    I really love Alela’s voice after hearing her on the radio a couple of years ago, and I would LOVE the chance to see her live!


  7. Camilla June 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    This is a great combo. We would truly appreciate. Thanks!

  8. [email protected] June 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    always in search of a portland venue with better acoustics (doug fir and miss studios being the most notable exceptions), would dig checking out these two in this setting!

  9. brooke June 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    i want to take my partner to this so bad. plz plz plz.

  10. summer June 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Because it’s my birthday, and I wanna go! I want it, daddy, and I want it now.

  11. Alex June 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    because it would be lovely

  12. Maggie June 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Would love to hear this folkstress with her trance-like arpeggios, warm vocals, and meditative lyrics about family and nature.

  13. Cathy G. June 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    Looks like a great show! I love the musicians and I love the venue. Thanks!

  14. Nicole smith ryan June 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Amazing lady and great voice, please and thank you!!

  15. Bub June 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I would really like to surprise my girlfriend with these tix. Please pick me!

  16. elyse June 23, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    I was so upset to have missed her last time she came. Alela feels like a friend.

  17. Stacey June 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    oh, to see a lovely folkstress in an old church~

  18. jess June 24, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    it’s an all ages venue – me and my sister could actually go to this! being 20 and under-employed is a pain in the butt!

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