Friday, May 30
Tickets: $7 advance / $10 day of show at Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), Rust Belt Books, and Terrapin Station, or charge by phone 888-223-6000
7pm Doors 8pm Start
Celebrate Pride week with Diana Chittester live in the 9th Ward!
Holding the stage on her own without the use of gimmicks or gadgets, Diana Chittester’s performance simulates the sound of multiple guitarists playing at once. Her unique blend of swift-finger picking, intricate strumming combined with an array of alternate and open tunings allow her guitar to speak to the listener. 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”. Diana’s performing style has earned her a comparison to the accomplished Lindsay Buckingham and Ani DiFranco with a lyrical edge that provokes the title an ‘up-and-coming’ progressive, indie, folk artist.
Diana Chittester broke into the independent music market in 2008 when asked to open for award winning guitarist, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson). She went on to share the stage with a diverse array of artists ranging from Melissa Ferrick, Catie Curtis, Kim Richey, Bitch and Ferron, blues guitarist Kelly Richey, to classic rocker Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown and Pittsburgh/Cleveland legends, Donnie Iris and Michael Stanley. Her music has been played on college, public and international radio stations. She has appeared on various TV networks, including PBS, music programs and has garnered attention through established publications in the regions she has toured.
Diana has successfully toured through a dozen Midwest, Rustbelt and East Coast regions while promoting her second, full band album, In This Skin. In early spring 2014, Diana Chittester went to New Orleans to record with engineer and producer, Andrew “Goat Boy” Gilchrist, for her first, full length, solo acoustic album. She will be on a 20+ (International) City Tour promoting this new album throughout 2014 with an expected release date to be announced soon.
Opening the show, Clarence Center’s Erin Sydney Welsh is an eighteen year old phenom whose songwriting and performing most often draw comparisons to a young Ani DiFranco or Tracy Chapman. Erin has drawn praise for her witty adolescent lyrics and skillful blend of folk, blues and pop, which have led her to appearances at Babeville, the Tralf Music Hall, Music is Art and many top venues and festivals.
Date(s) - 05/30/2014
341 Delaware Avenue