Kristin Diable & The City

Kristin Diable & The City

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
BandAmericanaSoul

"There’s a young woman out of south Louisiana who has got some serious chops, a peroxide, leggy crooner with a soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick, the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt. It was Kristin Diable. Biggest thing out of Baton Rouge since rush hour."- Jazz Fest

Biography

A soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick and the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt - Chris Rose, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and music writer

A resplendent storyteller without fault, every song is like a hammer blow to your senses, evoking images of Louisiana traditions and tales. – Joel Crane of NME, Q, Mojo

Remember that name, because one day soon you’ll be able to tell your friends, “Oh I was listening to Kristin Diable before she was ever famous.” It’s going to happen. Seriously…- audiomonger.com

She has slept in cars and played Carnegie Hall. She’s as enigmatic as she is familiar, a poignant songwriter with a voice that flows like a molasses and whiskey current of a slow Southern river. Her music is equally at home in a barroom as in a house of worship. In a whisper she’ll convince you that she’s going to get to heaven by breaking through the back door.

But it’s through her evolution that we fortunate souls come to understand that rarely do we meet an artist so in the now who maintains such distinct musical integrity. Her melodic compositions and strong, simple arrangements hearken to a soulful yesteryear with diversity and depth clearly reminiscent of broad influences from Neil Young to Nina Simone, and Big Bill Broonzy to Dolly Parton.

As soon as she was of legal age, she left her home-town, Baton Rouge, LA and made her way to New York with the half-notion of finding something like Allen Ginsberg’s city of 1965, one of free-minded artists of common ilk running wild on the fat of the land. After selling most of her possessions to make deposit on a 150 square foot rooming house apartment in Manhattan's East Village, she began building a buzz in the bustling Lower East Side music scene, quickly working her way up to regular performances at more prestigious downtown haunts such as The Living Room, The Knitting Factory, and Mercury Lounge

Soul-fed and fed-up with the city life, Diable returned ‘home’ from New York in 2009 to New Orleans, the final frontier, where, building on the success of her regular appearances at the famed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival and local venues such as Tipitinas, DBA and the House of Blues, she is fast establishing herself as one of this historic music city’s new wave of nationally relevant indigenous talent. In October 2010 she launched THE NEW ORLEANS SPEAKEASY SONGWRITERS REVUE, a weekly showcase of local & national songwriters, sponsored by BMI.

In addition to her songwriting, Kristin’s work as a producer & composer can also be heard on the recent Jeep Grand Cherokee “We Build” ad campaign for which she wrote, recorded & performed the title track. She has shared the stage with John Mayer, KT Tunstall, Amos Lee, Norah Jones, Robert Cray, The Gin Blossoms, and Shawn Colvin, to name a few.

She is a legacy artist in the making and her newest release gives a key-hole insight of what’s to come.

With KRISTIN DIABLE & THE CITY, she pays homage to her ‘roots music’ foundations. Diable’s 60's Folk, Blues and Soul influences are immediately distinguishable in this 12-track modern-day classic that delivers timely messages through an authentically original voice. The music at once embraces the nature of and challenges the exclusivity of opposites, of the micro and macro, the internal and external, of personal and societal victories and defeats the eternal push and pull of good and evil.

Recorded and engineered by Earl Scioneaux III of New Orleans’ iconic Preservation Hall, the core of the album was tracked live to capture the spirit that arises when music is played for the simple joy of the moment, nothing less or more. Music, at its very best, is truth: truth offered up in a new context that allows for beauty to be revealed through the cracks of our perception. KRISTIN DIABLE & THE CITY serves up a hearty portion of truth to anyone willing to sit, listen and connect.

For interviews and booking information, contact:
booking@speakeasyrecords.com / (917) 202-2139

Discography

"Kristin Diable & The City" - March 2012
"Extended Play" - Nov. 2009