Alesa Lajana: Frontier Lullaby Album Launch
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Alesa Lajana is an award winning Australian singer-songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and banjoist. For the last eight years she has travelled the dusty highways of Australia, collecting stories from post European contact history, and setting them to music. Her new album Frontier Lullaby is the collection of songs and stories from this wild and epic adventure, leading listeners on a heartfelt journey through shadowy chapters of Australian history.
The album features collaborations with multi Grammy award winner Bela Fleck, Aria winners Amy Saunders and Julian Curwin, Australian songwriting icon and Order of Australia recipient Shane Howard, and iconic session players Kirk Lorange and Luke Moller.
Alesa Lajana’s debut album, “Celtic Gypsy”, was released with ABC Classics in 2008. She is the winner of a Queensland Music Award for Best World Music Song, and is endorsed by Maton Guitars.
“Tabla! Lap Steel! It's the soundtrack to your next session of transcendental meditation. Sounds superb.” - Dom Alessio, triple j
“Alesa Lajana hits all the right notes on Celtic Gypsy. Economic arrangements, unusual musical choices and virtuosic play make this a real keeper. Be prepared to give Celtic Gypsy your full attention. It demands it.”Wildy’s World
“Alesa Lajana's second album Secret Garden is well worth attention. Abundantly talented, innovative, skillful and adept at acoustic and lap steel slide guitar and vocals. 4/5 stars” - The Courier Mail
As a singer and a storyteller, Lajana is full of sweet wit, genuine gratitude and a natural friendliness that makes the whole experience so relaxed and joyful. Each song is the perfect vehicle to show off Lajana's considerable instrumental talent on both the acoustic guitar and acoustic lap-steel slide guitar and her powerful and highly polished voice. - Australian Stage
"She plays with authority, musicality, and also an unrushed quality that usually takes players years to come by - maturity in other words. She's one very impressive musician, and I look greatly forward to hearing more from her through what will doubtless be a long and successful career." - Jeff Lang
“She creates a complex and textured piece of music with her intricate finger style. “ - www.duggup.com
"Alesa has managed to absorb and respond to various influences and turn them into something truly original and creative. Her playing of celtic music on dobro, for example, is unique. It's great to see creativity drive technique into new areas - and this is at the heart of Alesa's playing." – Tony McManus
"A remarkable talent and a delightful voice" - SBS Worldview