"Diane McKoy And A Small Few"

"Diane McKoy And A Small Few"

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"Diane McKoy & A Small Few" is Grassroots Gospel Trio in NYC; performing Country & Bluegrass fervid Grassroots Gospel Music!

Biography

Diane is an artist in music and film. After college, she graduated from the Institute of Broadcast Arts in Chicago. Later, from TV productions school at Center for the Media Arts in NYC and worked internship at Lifetime Television. Diane is an EST graduate. She continues education every two years at the Realty Institute to keep her Real Estate License current. Diane values her Certificate of Recognition as a Missionary Worker & Diploma of Achievement from the University of the Prophets received from Massapequa Full Gospel Tabernacle.


FILM ARTS

Diane, a SAG actress, has worked on the set with directors Spike Lee, Sidney Lumet, Matthew Penn, etc. She has appeared in "Without A Trace", "Law and Order", "Find Me Guilty", and so many films. She has worked on set with actors Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Denzel Washington, Adam Sandler, Whoopi, Lucy Arnaz, Alicia Keys (in two of her music videos), Michael Douglas, Regis and Kelly, and others.


MUSIC ARTS

As a teenager, Diane wrote and recorded Traditional Soul Gospel Music on Scepter/Hob Records, becoming a member of BMI. She also recorded R&B on Columbia/Epic Records as part of a duo: Sonny and Diane. Diane spent much of her adult life forming bands and singing around NY and NJ. She had a Country Music band, Top 40 Rock bands, Disco band, and sang in a Caribbean (Raggae) band. She also sang Blues and Jazz remotely. She became friends with Lionel Hampton and visited him sometimes. Diane founded New York City's first and only Bluegrass Gospel band which thrived for 13 years. They played at Dr. Ralph Stanley's Annual Bluegrass Festival several times. Diane, with the Singing Conquerors, is also seen performing in Dr. Ralph Stanley's "Hills of Old Home Film Documentary". Diane has also played at The Whitehouse in Washington, at High Mountain Hayfever Bluegrass Festival in CO., Podunk Music Festival in CT., on Dr. Bobby Jones TV Show, Good Morning America Drive Time, Gospelgrass Festival, plus various other festivals, churches, and schools. Diane also produced & hosted Bluegrass Gospel Music programs for years on more than 11 radio stations in various cities. Her greatest asset is that she became born again in 1990 upon receiving God's Divine miracle deliverances and healings. A tumor and cysts disappeared from her body and made her brand new. Diane passionately dedicates her life to Jesus Christ.

MUSICAL INFLUENCES

Mavis Staples, Albertina Walker, Crystal Gayle, Gloria Lynn, Pilgrim Jubilees, Foreigner, Sister Margie Sullivan, Stanley Bros., O.V. Wright, & the enterprising support of Russell Scholl which has influenced her greatly. Diane's huge list of favorites do inspire her & could fill a chapter.

Discography

Diane is a veteran recording artist who began professionally as a teenager in Gospel Music on a major label called Scepter/Hob, then R&B on Columbia/Epic. More recently, she recorded with the Singing Conquerors (Bluegrass Gospel Band she founded) in a CD called Gloryland Way - still on radio playlists. She can be found on the compilation "The Great Ladies of Gospel" released under Liquid 8 Records in 2004. Diane has an international single released on Canadian American Records; a Ben Freed Production. Talk has it that Diane McKoy's music journey has validated her as the "The Queen of Americana Gospel Music".

Set List

Consists of Christian Country songs and Bluegrass Gospel classics (cover tunes). Please see examples below.

Jesus Put It Altogether...Randall Hylton
Cool Chilly Waters...unknown
The Jesus Story...unknown
Mercy, Not Justice...Marty Robbins
Tell Mama...unknown
Lonely Road To Calvary...Sister Margie Sullivan
No More Dying There...Sister Margie Sullivan
Diamonds in the Rough...AP Carter
Are You Going There Too...Michelle Nixon
The Carpenter's Son...unknown
I'm Going Home...Hank Williams
Stairway To Heaven... the Stanley Bros.
The Jesus Song...unknown
Thief in the Night...Bluegrass Thorougbreds
I've Tried Everything But You...Vernon Oxford
Light At The River...unknown
Will He Wait...Ralph & Carter Stanley
Mercy Not Justice...unknown
Golden Rule...unknown
He Took Your Place..unknown
Green Pastures...unknown
Where The Soul of Man Never Dies...