FIGHTING CHANCE RECORDS
an artist focused boutique agency
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.
INTELLIGENT SONGWRITER, ENDEARING STORYTELLER & FIERCE GUITAR ACROBATICS
* Ranked in top 50 Gifted Singer-Songwriters You MUST Know by Riff Journal
* PARADOX Voted BEST ALBUM of 2019 in Cleveland Scene Magazine
* Music Connection Magazine 2019 Album Review of PARADOX
“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)
Diana Chittester has been building a reputation as one of the area’s most gifted guitar players, intimate songwriters and forceful vocalists over the past decade, releasing a series of albums that display her growing confidence and ability to communicate feelings that are deeply personal yet universal.
Diana has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, Gin Blossoms, The Accidentals, Joan Osborne, Peter Mulvey, Chris Trapper, Lisa Loeb, and Colin Hay; 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. In 2019 Diana Chittester's album Paradox (2018) won Best Local Album in Cleveland Scene Magazine and in June 2019 Diana was selected by Riff Journal as one of the "Top 50 Gifted Singer-Songwriters You MUST Know".
"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."
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. WATCH
"Cleveland artist Diana Chittester has a high-register vocal tone that’s a good match for her often uke-fueled material, which is captured by production that allows every word to come through loud and clear. We like the subtle versatility in this artist, as well. She can be spry and upbeat, sounding almost like a Disney princess on the inspirational “Freedom,” then she can shift to a heavier, bluesy, slide guitar-infused “In The Middle” before delivering a touching, heart-tugging, grown-up ballad, “Paradox,” wherein she muses thoughtfully on the nature of love, trust and fidelity. Chittester’s natural versatility and wide vocal range are captivating."
- MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE (2019)
Diana Chittester brings emotional testimonies meant to challenge perspectives and the definition of reality with her latest full-band release, PARADOX. The 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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