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Diane Durrett with Melissa “Junebug” Massey
February 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST$20 – $25
“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. A Memphis reporter once wrote that Diane’s performance was so powerful that “If you don’t go see her she may just come see you!” With a blend of raw soulful vocals, sultry tones and strong original songs Durrett has sung with Sting, The Indigo Girls, Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones) and Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow). Durrett has opened shows for Tina Turner, Faith Hill, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Hall and Derek Trucks. As well lending her vocals to recording sessions for Grammy award winning producer Brendan O’Brien.
Durrett has long reflected the musical passions that inspired her while growing up in Atlanta, GA. From her energy-driven breakthrough debut 50,000 Volts of Soul (1993) to her superbly executed Rhythm of Life (1998) to her acoustically-driven CHILL (2004), to the LIVE CD, Georgia On the Groove (2007), to the groovy Blame It On My DNA (2009) produced by Ike Stubblefield to her latest holiday CD Georgia Christmas (2011).
Diane is not only an artist but a producer as well. In 2010 she started her artist development company Blooming Tunes. Since then she has released two CDs on up and coming artist Julie Thames.Diane’s song catalogue includes co-writes with Jerry Ragovoy (Piece of My Heart), Emily Saliers (Gallileo), Kristen Hall (Baby Girl), Bonnie Bramlett (Superstar), and William Bell (Born Under A Bad Sign). In true writer’s spirit, Diane also, authored a book called “Driving Music City.”Durrett is a down-to-earth-diva. She sings from her soul, writes with heart and humor. Diane brings her southern wit and charm to every event. She’s pure entertainment! Durrett frequently appears on stage with the dynamic, versatile, percussionist extraordinaire, Melissa “Junebug” Massey.
“Diane Durrett raised the roof in true soul fashion.”- Billboard Magazine, New York
“She’s been compared to everyone from Gladys Knight to Janis Joplan, from Aretha Franklin to Melissa Etheridge. But if the truth be known, there is only one Diane Durrett, and her brand of soulful music is more than capable of standing alone. The rapidly rising star is wowing big names in the industry with her bluesy, brassy, belt-it-from-the-depths delivery, and her original tracks are quickly becoming new soul favorites.”- Creative Loafing, SC
“Diane Durrett has a long and illustrious career ahead of her. Look her up (on line) to learn more about this enchanting blue-eyed soulstress.”- Hittin’ the Note, National Magazine
“Durrett is a soul singer with sweatin’ and testifying roots but there’s more if you keep tuning in she’ll make your heart sing with her sweet mellow voice”- Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA
“Diane’s performance exuded a beautiful synergy and sensuality. Her style will grab you by the balls and bring you to your knees, then come to rescue you with a whisper of comfort and eternal wisdom.”- Gophertunes, Worldwide Web
The American Legion Post 160 is supporting the Acoustics at Oak’s End concert program! Just off Concord RD west of Atanta RD intersection, the Legion hall has ample and convenient parking. The large bar is well-stocked at very affordable prices, the kitchen has an academy trained chef, features a tempting bar menu as well as complete dinners, and there is plenty of table seating for shows. Enjoy a great, complete evening out while supporting the live arts as well our veterans! $20/$25 at the door.