"a deep-flowing river of a voice" (Sing Out! magazine)
For years, Diane Taraz has been writing her own original songs and breathing new life into traditional ones. She brings a dry wit and a light touch to explain the intricacies of her music. Audiences listen entranced as she sings a cappella, a challenging style at which she excels. Dirty Linen magazine calls her a "fine, inventive guitarist" and she plays lap dulcimer with equal passion.
On her CDs and in concert, Diane delves into fascinating corners of music. She draws inspiration from Celtic, British, French-Canadian, American folklore and jazz. Performing live, she presents historic programs that focus on the American Revolution, the Civil War, and other specific eras.
Born in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts, Diane has long made her home in the Boston area. She directs the Lexington Historical Society Colonial Singers and often appears as a guest with the Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society. She also sings with Vox Lucens, a 12-member a cappella Renaissance choir, and the UUlations, a women's a cappella group.
Upcoming release concerts
"After many years of dreaming about recording my favorite jazz standards, "Let's Do It!" is a reality! The full notes are under [Albums] on the menu. While there, click on the [View] button. That will whisk you to the CD Baby website, where you can listen to sound clips and purchase as you wish.
"Some great reviews are rolling in! Check 'em out under [Albums] -- just click on the CD title, then [Reviews].
"The first of two release concerts was so much fun! We will do it again at Club Passim (click on "Passim" to visit their site). Steve Langone will join us on drums, Mike Duke on guitar, Peter Tillotson on bass, and the fabulous Billy Novick on clarinet." ~ Diane