"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, and American folk, plus blues and jazz. Performing live, she presents historic programs that focus on the American Revolution, the Civil War, and other 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's Colonial Singers (click on the name to visit) and sings with Vox Lucens, a 12-member a cappella Renaissance choir (click on the name for more), and the UUlations, a women's a cappella group.
A new project needs your help!
"I'm havin' a house concert to brighten up the bleak month of February. Check out the details under "Performance schedule." The guest list is limited by the size of my living room, so don't wait too long to reserve your spot by the fireside."
"The Colonial Singers, a group I direct for the Lexington Historical Society, is hoping to make a CD of tavern songs, recorded in the historic Taproom of Buckman Tavern. Please consider making a donation to the cause -- details (and an adorable video) are at Kickstarter.com (click on the name to view the page). Thanks so much!!!"~ Diane
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