Buffalo ArtVoice calls Diana Chittester,
“A Complex Guitar Acrobat”
for her ‘not so girly’ guitar playing.

Diana Chittester

Diana Chittester’s solo show is brought to life by her signature
finger-picking, percussive multi-part playing.
The personal stories and vulnerability she shares on
stage resonates with audiences as she invites them along
on her journey. Her energetic stage presence, and the right
amount of sass, provides audiences the full experience.

“Demonstrated prowess on the guitar and
[a] penchant for wrenching vocals.”

– Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A woman who can make a single acoustic
guitar sound like an orchestra”
- No Surf Review

  • Why I don’t pay for likes

    I’m glad CD Baby News sent this out in their last DIY Musician newsletter. Most people that aren’t involved in the “world of social media, likes, thumbs up and video views” probably don’t realize how much of that is fake or paid for. 

    As a grass roots indie musician I frequently get asked and am forced to define what success is to me.  “Successful” means that I am paying my bills and living my life playing my instrument and performing my music.  As a culture, we determine something “successful” when the end is reached.  

    A musician becomes famous, a lawyer wins a big case, an athlete is on a Wheaties box.  We forget, or maybe just ignore, that work and dedication is really what determines success.  “Fake it till you make it” is a concept I can’t wrap my head around because paying bills, building a career, fans and life by pursing a dream or goal IS success!  My work is not valueless just because I am not pimped out by an industry giant focused on money.  

    I also am connecting with people interested in my work, which then means I can continue to communicate with them about new music or tour dates.  They, hopefully, will then come to a show or buy a new disc.  Paying for likes, however, does non of that!  I have no way to monitor if my efforts are helping me progress or digress, If I am not connecting with real people that are interested in my work then, in turn, I have no one to bring out to a show or sell a cd to.  

    Music and artistry should be about building something, not playing a role! 



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Recorded in the Bywater of New Orleans in 2014 with engineer Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist, best known for his work on Ani DiFranco’s Grammy Award Winning album, Evolve, & Gold album, Living in Clip.

Being most true to her live stage show, Diana Chittester recreates the live vibe in a studio setting on Find My Way Home. Recorded in Analog, her first solo acoustic album features the popular “Doin’ Fine” and a rendition of “Storyteller” created for Elizabeth Earley’s soundtrack, A Map of Everything. The albums title track, “Find My Way Home”, was featured in an It Get’s Better video.

"A terrific album"
- Jeff Niesel (Scene Magazine)
Photos Courtesy of Every Angle Photography