Posted By Jeff Niesel on Thu, May 3, 2018 at 11:20 am
A couple of years ago, local singer-songwriter Diana Chittester got wind that Fleming Artists, one of her favorite booking agencies, had sold and purged many of her favorite artists from its roster. Several of those musicians subsequently dropped out of music altogether.
Deflated, she thought that it was maybe a sign that she should pursue a different path and try to get full-time work as a music teacher.
“I did a workshop at Hathaway Brown [in Shaker Heights], and the entire experience was really good,” she says one afternoon over a cup of tea at Nature’s Oasis, a Lakewood grocery store/café that’s near her home. She performs at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at the Beachland Tavern. “The things I missed the most were the community of people you work with. I play music with other people, but that’s different from the day-to-day of having coworkers. I had even called a few schools [about enrolling in education programs]. Musically, I was running out of fuel.”
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