Diunna GreenLeaf and The Blue Mercy Band

Diunna GreenLeaf and The Blue Mercy Band

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Blues had a baby, and the Baby's name was Blue Mercy

Biography

DIUNNA GREENLEAF the leader of blue mercy is a native texan (houston) who has a background steeped in gospel.

she combines intricate patches of jazz, graphic pictures of gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind of blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride.

Influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (gospel). She has developed "Diunna's style of blues" in the same tradition as so many other great texas blues men and women. The sound is unique. It's old, it's new, it is real blues.

p.s. This lady worked her way through graduate school by singing.

Check out Blue Mercy

DIUNNA WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSTON BLUES SOCIETY FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS. DIUNNA MADE HISTORY BY BEING ELECTED THE FIRST FEMALE TO EVER HOLD THIS POSITION.

WITH HER PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE AND GRANT WRITING SKILLS SHE PRODUCED THE WILLIE MAE THORNTON BLUES FESTIVAL, BRINGING SUCH TALENT AS THE QUEEN OF BLUES MRS. KOKO TAYLOR, MR. BERNARD ALLISON, TEXAS JOHNNY BROWN, I.J. GOSEY, DIANE PRICE, MEL WAITERS, BETTY LEWIS, GARY CLARK, JR., JEREMY AND THE HOTBOYS, AND MANY OTHERS.

THROUGH HER GREAT INSIGHT DIUNNA STARTED THE ANNUAL HOUSTON BLUES SOCIETY FOUNDERS DAY AND ACTIVELY CONTINUED THE BLUES IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE STATE. SHE IS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF FRIENDS OF BLUES MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

SHE HAS JUST RECENTLY BEEN NAMED TEXAS BLUES ARTIST OF THE MONTH BY THE TEXAS BLUES MUSIC ON-LINE MAGAZINE.

DIUNNA CONTINUES TO PERFORM WITH HER BAND BLUE MERCY AS WELL AS OTHER PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS IN THE BUSINESS. CHECK OUT THE PICTURE GALLERY AND SEE SOME OF THE STELLAR PERFORMERS DIUNNA HAS PERFORMED WITH.