written by Megan Oliver | photos by Leah Nash
Though this iteration of Alameda has been playing together for only a year, the maturity and melding of the band’s orchestral arrangements stitch seamlessly. The Portland based band was founded by singer-guitarist Stirling Myles and cellist Jessie Dettwiler, who came together in Portland by way of Colorado. As Myles made the transition from a bassist to a guitarist and lyricist, Alameda collaborated with folk-influenced musicians in Portland. An assortment of musicians made appearances in studio and on stage with the band before it landed as a foursome, with Phil Nelson (guitar) and Barra Brown (percussion).