Diane Durrett brings her soulful southern wit and charm to Red Light Café with Melissa “Junebug” Massey & Yoel B'nai Yehuda!
“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. A Memphis reporter once wrote that Diane’s performance was so powerful that “If you don’t go see her she may just come see you!” With a blend of raw soulful vocals, sultry tones and strong original songs Durrett has sung with Sting, The Indigo Girls, Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones) and Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow). Durrett has opened shows for Tina Turner, Faith Hill, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Hall and Derek Trucks. As well lending her vocals to recording sessions for Grammy award winning producer Brendan O’Brien.
Durrett has long reflected the musical passions that inspired her while growing up in Atlanta, GA. From her energy-driven breakthrough debut 50,000 Volts of Soul (1993) to her superbly executed Rhythm of Life (1998) to her acoustically-driven CHILL (2004), to the LIVE CD, Georgia On the Groove (2007), to the groovy Blame It On My DNA (2009) produced by Ike Stubblefield to her latest holiday CD Georgia Christmas (2011).
Diane is not only an artist but a producer as well. In 2010 she started her artist development company Blooming Tunes Music. Since then she has released two CDs on up and coming artist Julie Thames.
Diane's song catalogue includes co-writes with Jerry Ragovoy (Piece of My Heart), Emily Saliers (Gallileo), Kristen Hall (Baby Girl), Bonnie Bramlett (Superstar), and William Bell (Born Under A Bad Sign). In true writer's spirit, Diane also, authored a book called "Driving Music City."
Durrett is a down-to-earth-diva. She sings from her soul, writes with heart and humor. Diane brings her southern wit and charm to every event. She's pure entertainment!