About Camela Widad

"It’s all here like little diamonds – and not a piece of coal

among them." - No Depression.

Camela’s voice hits you like warm honey and fire: a little bit saintly, a little bit rock-n-roll.  She serves up Americana Folk that’s not dumbing it down, but treading into deep territory.


Her songwriting strikes a push-pull between hope and struggle, by exposing life and secrets of the heart while bringing just enough harmony wrapped up in sweetness. With emotion and raw energy, Widad is real, honest, affirming and a little bit fiery.  


Her last record “Warriors of Love” received critical acclaim with songs “My Turn,” and “Undefended Love,” and songs charting on Americana Radio, as well as warm reception from the Folk DJ community. “Warriors” took her to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival stage as an Emerging Artist.


Camela has opened for artists such as America, Chuck Prophet, David Lindley, Willy Porter, Della Mae and played the Birchmere Music Hall, Club Passim, The Tin Angel at festivals, house concerts, dive bars, and the occasional rest stop when a new song hits. 

“Infectious and quite memorable in its own faithful way” – No Depression.

"Camela explores a more Nashville musical seam here with her beautiful acoustic guitar and humming introduction in “Raging Water.” This is a classic song waiting to be hatched. “Nothing like miles of interstate to make me feel so alone…” how many of us have ever felt that?" - No Depression
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