About ALAthea

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Winners of numerous acoustic music and songwriting awards, Alathea takes stories from their own lives and weaves them into music that’s instantly relatable. Rooted in the Appalachian Mountains, Alathea (Mandee Radford Langley and Cristi Johnson) create and perform original and traditional music in what they call Front-Porch-style, using eclectic instruments, thick modern harmonies and engaging storytelling of life on the road, taking cues from nature, their families, and neighbors along the way. This approach has taken Alathea around the US and across the world into Europe and Asia playing concerts, festivals and special events.

Alathea's recent full-length recording of traditional hymns "His Eye Is On the Sparrow" was selected by Coverfolk as one on the Best Traditional Folk Albums of 2017.

Awards:

  • Alathea’s recent full-length recording of traditional hymns “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” was selected by Coverfolk as one of the Best Traditional Folk Albums of 2017.

  • Alathea’s song “Halls of Heaven” wins MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. (2012)

  • Alathea’s song “Broken Record” selected as WINNER of the We Are Listening International Singer-Songwriter Awards. (2011)

  • Alathea wins runner-up for Best Group/Duo in the International Acoustic Music Awards for “Come Home to Me” (2011)

  • Alathea wins First Prize for Best Group/Duo of the annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards.) (2009)

  • CMT and Nashville Songwriters Association announce Alathea’s song “Hurricane” as an honorable mention in the 9th annual NSAI/CMT Song Contest. (2009)

  • Alathea’s song “Hurricane” is finalist in Americana category for 8th Annual Independent Music Awards. (2008)

  • The John Lennon Songwriting Contest announced Alathea’s song “Hurricane” as a Folk Category winner. (2007)