FIGHTING CHANCE RECORDS

 an artist focused boutique agency

about

Fighting Chance Records is a Cleveland-based, independent record label established in 2011 by musician Diana Chittester and her partner Jessica Rosenblatt. The label works to connect artists to venues and venues to artists.  FCR acts as the “Agency Hub” for artist services such as booking live shows, workshops, representation at Regional Music Conferences, and specialty for-hire services. Our label represents a select group of high-quality, regional to nationally touring music groups.

Media: Local Musician & Her Partner Offer Three Acts a ‘Fighting Chance’ Through their Music Agency

 

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DIANA CHITTESTER

Diana Chittester

Diana Chittester

INTELLIGENT SONGWRITER, ENDEARING STORYTELLER & FIERCE GUITAR ACROBATICS  

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

Blending the storytelling roots of folk music with the animation of rock, Diana Chittester's show is brought to life by her signature percussive, multi-part acoustic guitar playing blended with intelligent and articulate lyrics. The personal stories she shares on stage resonate with audiences as she invites them along on her journey. Diana has shared the stage with Joan Osborne, Lisa Loeb, Colin Hay and Royal Wood; performing at PACs and venues across the Eastern US & Canada including Kent State PAC, Stocker Arts, Showplace Centre, Evening Muse, Music Box Supper Club and The Ark.

"Like Michael Hedges and Ani DiFranco, Chittester is a master guitarist who employs open and alternate tunings—and provides her own percussion on the body of her instrument." (Examiner.com)

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. 

NEW ALBUM OUT NOW: PARADOX

Diana Chittester brings emotional testimonies meant to challenge perspectives and the definition of reality with her latest full-band release, PARADOXThe 6-song EP has hit the Americana Music Charts, receiving national airplay from over 50 stations across the US and Canada. The first track "Freedom" made its way onto popular Spotify playlists including American Top 40's.

“...with its powerful vocals, [Paradox] recalls Tigerlily-era Natalie Merchant” (Scene Magazine).

Workshops: Diana offers a variety of Songwriting, Music Theory and Guitar focused workshops. Read more, here

Available: Solo, Duo, Full band.

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SHOOTER SHARP & THE SHOOTOUTS

Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts

Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts

HIGH-ENERGY HONKY TONK, KILLER HARMONIES, TRADITIONAL COUNTRY & AMERICANA

"Being someone who never really listened to country music, it's really interesting to talk to so many people like me who, because of Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts, have started to give country a second chance."

- Dylan Gomez  

Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts are a 6-piece band performing a mix of high-energy original tunes and classic country covers. If you're a fan of Merle, Hank, Johnny, Buck, Dolly, Loretta, Willie, Waylon or Patsy you won't want to miss The Shootouts. They've shared the stage with country artists like The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives, Jim Lauderdale, Robbie Fulks, Zac Brown, Chris Isaak, and Kim Richey. The Shootouts have performed at the House of Blues, Stocker Arts, Music Box Supper Club, Akron Civic Theatre and made their debut at Americana Fest in Nashville, TN.

Available: Full-Band, Duo, or Solo as Ryan Humbert

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ANNE E DECHANT

Anne E DeChant

Anne E DeChant

AMERICANA SONGSTRESS, GRIT & SOUL, COMPELLING STAGE PRESENCE 

Americana Grit and Soul. Whether a duo, three-piece or a full band, Anne E DeChant is belting original music that tells the story of ordinary people faced with or doing extraordinary things. Anne's music is a mirror image of her listeners own life and experience. An award-winning Nashville recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Anne is a five-time Singer-Songwriter of the Year. She has shared the stage with Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Armatrading, Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett, and has played the Clinton White House, Bluebird Café, Moonlight on the Mountain, Evening Muse, and the Music Box Supper Club.

Outreach:  WITH MUSIC AND JUSTICE FOR ALL 

Southern author Frye Gaillard and award-winning Nashville recording artist Anne E. DeChant team up for an evening of stories and song. In these unique programs, Gaillard presents brief readings from his works, setting the context for an acoustic performance of original songs by DeChant. In his writing about music, Gaillard maintains that great songwriters like DeChant explore the depths of the human condition with all the subtlety and feeling of our finest novelists and poets, raising issues of empathy, and justice. 

Available: Solo, Duo, Full Band, Outreach

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