Singer-songwriter, Diana Chittester, is renowned both for her vocals and her energetic acoustic guitar-playing. Her solo show is brought to life by her signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, without the help of loopers or other technological tricks, while blending intelligent lyrics and storytelling that engages the audience.
Music Connection Magazine noted her “intelligent and articulate lyrics” on the review of her first full-length album, In This Skin (2012). Dubbed a “Guitar God” by Skinny Devil Magazine and “a complex guitar acrobat” by ArtVoice Magazine, in 2017 she was invited to perform on the "Cellar Sessions" series recorded live at City Winery in NYC. Diana tours regularly in the US and Canada including folk-rock venues such as The Ark, Music Box Supper Club, Rockwood Music Hall and Performing Art Centers across the MidWest. She's opened for many iconic songwriters like Colin Hay, Kim Richey, Melissa Ferrick, LP, Jennifer Batten, Chris Trapper (Push Stars) and Kelly Richey to name few.
In early 2017, Diana toured with Canadian Juno-nominated songwriter, Royal Wood, through 10 cities in 12 days performing at the most prestigious folk venues such as The Ark, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Passim, World Cafe Live, Ludlow Garage, Music Box Supper Club and more.
Currently, Diana is recording new music for her upcoming album titled Paradox due out April 2018 while also teaching educational workshops at high schools and colleges.
- Jennifer Conn (The Devil Strip)
"Like Michael Hedges and Ani DiFranco, Chittester is a master guitarist who employs open and alternate tunings—and provides her own percussion by rapping on the body of her instrument."
- Examiner.com (from Colin Hay review)
“Diana really connected with the audience with her lyrics, guitar playing and great
energy. Her storytelling & explanations of her songs resonated thoroughly, receiving a
great ovation & an encore for her opening set, which I haven’t seen before.”
– Arnie Ivsins (Barrie Folk Society, Canada)
“An intelligent and articulate artist”
– Music Connection Magazine
“Demonstrated prowess on the guitar and [a] penchant for wrenching vocals.”
– Cleveland Plain Dealer
“She is one woman, one guitar, and no gimmicks…and she is 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…”
– Skinny Devil Magazine : Guitar Gods: LIVE
“A complex guitar acrobat”
– ArtVoice Buffalo
“Her lyrics both delve into stories and are fearless in its questioning with an intense
guitar style backing it up”
– Her Society, Joy 94.9 (Australian Radio)