Monday, March 31, 2014

"GUITAR GODS: Diana Chittester"

She has opened for the likes of Melissa Ferrick, Catie Curtis, Kim Richey, Bitch and Ferron, blues guitarist Kelly Richey, to classic rocker Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown and shredding guitarist - and fellow Guitar Gods interviewee - Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck).

Critics have called her "...intelligent and articulate artist..." who "...demonstrate(s) prowess on the guitar and (a) penchant for wrenching vocals..." and who possesses " intensely unique acoustic guitar style … pounding out explosive rhythms and intricate leads...".

She is one woman, one guitar, and no gimmicks...and she is, according to this writer, one of THE most important artists on the scene in years, and one to watch closely for years to come. And, for guitarists, one to study closely. I witnessed a clinic where, on her first song, she played finger patterns so quickly they audience thought she was strumming, flawlessly executed metric modulations, and still left space for the instrument to breathe. Oh, yeah - and she has an awesome voice, too!

She just completed the recorded of a new album in New Orleans with engineer and producer Andrew "Goat Boy" Gilchrist and is about to hit the road on a 20 city tour across the eastern US and Canada.

You can visit her on-line HERE.

I had a chance to chat with Diana recently. Check it out!