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Singer/songwriter Alela Diane and guitarist Ryan Francesconi debut their new collaboration with a CD release concert at The Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 24.
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Singer/songwriter Alela Diane and guitarist Ryan Francesconi debut their new collaboration with a CD release concert at The Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 24.

This will be their first concert on a tour that includes performances in the U.S., Great Briton, France and Spain.

Diane is a critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter from Nevada City, currently living in Portland, Oregon. She’s released four albums including “The Pirate’s Gospel” in 2007, “To Be Still” in 2009, “Wild Divine” in 2011 and “About Farewell” in 2013.



Francesconi is a composer, guitarist, balkan musician, programmer, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. Recent projects include arranging Joanna Newsom’s “Have One On Me”, a solo guitar record “Parables”, and “Road To Palios” — his latest album of duets with Mirabai Peart released by Bella Union.

The two musicians talked in October 2014 about experiencing creative standstills. Francesconi was lacking inspiration to make more instrumental music. Diane was at a loss for how to dive into writing a new record after the birth of her daughter.




Francesconi asked Diane if she would consider collaborating and sent several recordings of intricate, beautiful guitar pieces. She listened on repeat while staring out the window at the changing leaves, initially unsure how to sing over what she heard.

Eventually something clicked. Throughout the winter, Diane made trips across town to develop songs over cups of tea. Before they knew it they had a record — a collaboration of voice and guitar with intangible moods and resonances — a collection that calls the listener to reflect and be hopeful.

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