New Review! Colin Hay | Diana Chittester @ Trinity Cathedral

Wow! Check out this GREAT review of Thursdays show! Thank you Pete Roche from the Examiner for your wonderful words. Read the short version below and the full review of both Colin and I, here. 

Diana Chittester at Trinity Cathedral with Colin Hay. Photo copyright Rick Schanz

photo by Rick Schanz


"Local singer / songwriter Diana Chittester opened with a half-dozen tunes from the albums Soul and Find My Way Home. Like Hay, she went solo and semi-unplugged on “Doin' Fine” and “Take It Back.”

But this was no kumbaya: 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. She’s supported Kim Richey and Jennifer Batten (amongst others), and counts The Winchester, House of Blues, Beachland Ballroom, and Cain Park on her list of been-there, done-thatvenues.

Chittester is as easy on the eyes as the ears, too: With her striking cover girl good looks, the self-described preacher’s daughter enthralled with “Storyteller” (which she sent out to her older sister) and bluegrass punk entry “Secret.”

But the real showstopper was Chittester’s rendition of Lindsey Buckingham’s (Fleetwood Mac) “Big Love,” which allowed her to stretch both her voice and her fingers. She also bounded across the altar, hefting her Takamine skyward, digits dancing across the strings beneath her capo.

“I’ve got new sparkly high-tops,” she beamed. “I feel like I can do anything!”

On this occasion, it was enough to turn everyone’s heads and prime them for the “Prison Time” auteur—and Diana did just that, her warm-up set something of an unexpected treat for ticket-holders.

She’ll be cranking it up again November 19th at the Crossroads restaurant at House of Blues."

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