“If you don't believe an acoustic solo performance can fill a room with raw power, elegance and intelligence concurrently, you haven't experienced Diana Chittester” 
- Jennifer Conn (The Devil Strip)  


 

credit: Every Angle Photography

credit: Every Angle Photography

Diana Chittester stands alone on stage with an arsenal of acoustic guitars. Her solo show is brought to life with signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, without the help of loopers or other technological tricks. Blending intelligent and articulate lyrics, Diana's personal stories and vulnerability shared on stage resonates with audiences. 

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 such as Colin Hay, Kim Richey, Melissa Ferrick, LP, Chris Trapper (Push Stars); guitarists Jennifer Batten and Kelly Richey to name few.

media quotes

"Her intensity hit me first. On stage was a lone woman, fit and young, belting out a hard but folksy original tune as she gracefully bent around her instrument, wringing every deep, rich drop of melody out of that guitar. It was power and passion, driven by pure talent, in her voice and her musicianship."
 - 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)

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

“An intelligent and articulate artist” 
– Music Connections Magazine 

“A complex guitar acrobat” 
– ArtVoice Buffalo 

“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) 
  
“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 
  
“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)

 

 

performed with

Singer/Songwriters: Colin Hay, Kim Richey, Garnet Rogers, Melissa Ferrick, Art Alexakis (Everclear), Michelle Malone, Catie Curtis, Royal Wood, and Anne E DeChant (Odd Girl Out)

Guitarist: Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson)

Pop: LP, and Bitch

Rock: Donnie Iris, Michael Stanley and the Resonators, and Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

Comedians: Suzanne Westenhoefer, and Vickie Shaw

book Diana

Email Booking Agent,

contact: Jessica Rosenblatt  
email: booking(.)dianachittester (at) gmail.com

for venue, festival, house concert and all other booking inquiries.

endorsed by

Acoustic Science Endorsement

Acoustic Science Endorsement

ENDORSED BY: STEVE CLAYTON Personalized Guitar Picks and Guitar Accessories by Clayton, Inc.

ENDORSED BY: STEVE CLAYTON Personalized Guitar Picks and Guitar Accessories by Clayton, Inc.