With Special Guest Brendan Hearn
Friday, April 5, 2019
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room $25
“If you don't believe an acoustic solo performance can fill a room with raw power, elegance and intelligence concurrently, you haven’t experienced Diana Chittester.”
- Jennifer Conn (The Devil Strip)
Diana Chittester is known for her signature percussive “guitar acrobatics” (Buffalo ArtVoice), bold vocals, and “intelligent and articulate lyrics” (Music Connection Magazine).
Taking to the stage as a solo performer for most of her early career, Diana began to develop a unique multi-part playing style when she imitated a 3-piece band on a solo acoustic guitar. Percussive thumping, popping bass lines and melodic picking patterns became a signature sound that elevated Chittester from bars and coffee shops to folk clubs and Performing Arts Centers.
Diana has opened for artists Lisa Loeb, Chris Trapper, Joan Osborne, LP, Kim Richey, Colin Hay, Melissa Ferrick, and Royal Wood. In addition to performing as a special guest at last year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, her album “Paradox”—“with its powerful vocals recalling Tigerlily-era Natalie Merchant” (Scene Magazine)—also made it onto the Americana Music charts.