Seductive and Memorable Dala

Dala - Everyone Is Someone

Everyone Is Someone (Compass Records 745482, 2010)

Canadian duo Dala is releasing Everyone Is Someone in the United States this month. Everyone Is Someone is one of the most impressive folk music albums in recent months. Amanda Walther (soprano) and Sheila Carabine (alto) are the musicians behind Dala (the duo’s name was formed by combining the two last letters of each artist’s name).

The two talented singer-songwriters and instrumentalists compose memorable songs with lovely ethereal vocals and beautifully crafted harmonies and arrangements. Stylistically, Dala combines radio friendly contemporary folk with pop, rock, country and blues elements.

Everyone Is Someone includes several musical gems that deserve to be crossover hits, including the sweet ‘Levi Blues’ which comes in two versions, and the songs ‘Horses,’ ‘Compass’ and ‘Younger.’

Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala met in their Scarborough, Ontario high school music class and wrote their first song together in 2002, have since performed at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall a total of seven times. In just a few years, Dala have achieved nationwide recognition in Canada and won the Vocal Group of the Year award at the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Everyone Is Someone was released in June of 2009 in Canada and will be released this month in the United States. The rest of the discography includes This Moment Is a Flash (Big Bold Sun Music, 2005), Angels & Thieves (Universal Music, 2005), Who Do You Think You Are (Universal Music, 2007), Girls From the North Country (2010).

Everyone Is Someone is an extraordinary album by the rising stars of the North American neofolk scene.

Recordings available:

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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