Rave Reviews for Recordings and Performances
"Diane Taraz is an exceptionally talented writer and a gifted singer and guitarist. She also has a nicely sly wit and a very pleasing performance style. She's top-notch."
-- Frank Dudgeon, WUMB-FM, Boston MA
"Her lovely soprano has a deep shimmer and calm, honest phrasing"
-- Scott Alarik, Boston Globe Calendar
"Diane Taraz is a charming, homestyle folk singer who delivers ancient ballads and reflective modern songs with pleasing grace."
-- Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe
"Taraz's resonant, unforced vocals are a pleasure... a unique contribution to contemporary songwriting."
-- Maureen Jackson, Victory Review, Bonney Lake WA
"[Diane] brings to mind such seminal singers as Joan Baez and Judy Collins."
-- Seth Rogovoy,The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield MA
"Rarely, if ever, does a new singer/songwriter literally jump out of the CD player and make me take notice, but that's exactly what happened the first time I heard Diane Taraz. Whenever I play the album on the air, the phones light up with listeners asking, ' Who's that? ' "
-- Wanda Fischer, "Hudson River Sampler," WAMC-FM, Albany NY
"Her smooth, rich voice is one of the best on the folk circuit. She is also a very good songwriter. Diane's album 'Shoes That Fit Like Sand' is so good, I was stunned when I first heard it."
-- KVMR-FM Program Guide, Nevada City CA
"Taraz has the kind of achingly pure voice reminding one of the young Joan Baez or Judy Collins... not that she sounds like them, but her voice has that kind of impact."
-- Bob McWilliams, "Flint Hills Special," KANU-FM, Lawrence KS
"The new album by Diane Taraz is simply wonderful. It features that velvet voice... just plain beautiful."
-- Bob Pegritz, WVUD-FM, Newark, DE
"...one of the very few current female American folksingers who have the kind of dramatic projection in her voice that Joan Baez and Judy Collins had in the early '60s."
-- "The Old Ways" website, Alberta, Canada
"If you're very good and you go to heaven when you die, you'll find that the angels there sing as beautifully as Diane Taraz."
-- Sharon Kennedy, Grammy-nominated storyteller, Medford MA
"Your voice is truly exquisite, and your rapport with the audience was warm and engaging. [Your concert left] the joy of the Christmas season filling ears and hearts."
-- Mike Harde, Westford Historical Society, Westford MA
"... a deep-flowing river of a voice..."
-- Sing Out! magazine, Bethlehem PA