Friday, September 19
Tickets: PAY WHAT YOU CAN $5 – $12 on sale at Ticketweb.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), or charge by phone 866-777-8932
7pm Doors 8pm Start
Holding the stage on her own, without the use of gimmicks or gadgets, Diana Chittester’s solo performance combines the story-telling roots of folk music with the energy of indie-rock. Her unique blend of swift-finger picking and percussive attack has earned her a comparison to Lindsay Buckingham and Ani DiFranco. Music Connection Magazine critiques Chittester as an “intelligent and articulate artist” for her ability to “describe her personal journey…expressing her innermost feelings without artifice”. Audiences connect with her personally as she invites them along her journey with the stories she shares on stage.
Since 2008, with her first EP, Soul, Diana Chittester’s young, vibrant energy placed her opening for a roster of powerful songwriters including Melissa Ferrick, Kim Richey, & Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson). With the success of her second record, In This Skin, Diana Chittester expanded internationally when asked by the Canadian Folk Society to open for Garnet Rogers. Skinny Devil Magazine labeled Diana Chittester a “Guitar God” when her interview ranked in the top 10 of guitarists among the likes of Jennifer Batten and Tommy Emmanuel. Selected for the 2014 Gay Games held in Cleveland, OH, Diana Chittester was asked to re-write and perform the closing ceremonies anthem “Take the Flame”.
In 2011, Chittester created Fighting Chance Records, an independently artist run label, to maintain creative freedom and fair management over her music career. Since, her albums have acquired rotation on college, public and international radio stations including iTunes & Spotify. This DIY artist is currently on her third tour where she will be promoting her new album, Find My Way Home, released August 2014.
Find My Way Home is the third album produced by Diana Chittester and first solo acoustic record. Following a successful community supported Kickstarter campaign, Chittester headed to New Orleans, LA to record with engineer, Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco on her Grammy award winning album, Evolve, and Gold Record, Living In Clip. Music from the new album gained attention before its official release. The title track, “Find My Way Home”, was selected by Cleveland PFLAG’s chapter to be used in an ‘It Gets Better’ video.
Buffalo’s own Indie singer/songwriter Sara Elizabeth opens the show. This summer she released her sophomore effort “Be Well”. It has been two years since this now twenty-two year old’s well-received debut album “On the Rise”, and the development of her life and songwriting over that time is apparent in this collection of twelve new songs. Sara Elizabeth’s music takes the heart of folk music, the soul of the blues, the brain of classical, and the energy of modern indie rock and uses them to tell stories no one has ever heard. The new album is a heartfelt display of this – an honest representation of the inner workings of a twenty-something musician.
Date(s) - 09/19/2014
341 Delaware Avenue