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Reviews: Press & Quotes

Live Performance

“Diane Durrett raised the roof in true soul fashion.”
- Billboard Magazine, New York

“She’s been compared to everyone from Gladys Knight to Janis Joplan, from Aretha Franklin to Melissa Etheridge. But if the truth be known, there is only one Diane Durrett, and her brand of soulful music is more than capable of standing alone. The rapidly rising star is wowing big names in the industry with her bluesy, brassy, belt-it-from-the-depths delivery, and her original tracks are quickly becoming new soul favorites.”
- Creative Loafing, SC

“Diane Durrett has a long and illustrious career ahead of her. Look her up (on line) to learn more about this enchanting blue-eyed soulstress.”
- Hittin' the Note, National Magazine

“ Durrett is a soul singer with sweatin’ and testifying roots but there’s more if you keep tuning in she’ll make your heart sing with her sweet mellow voice”
- Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA

"Diane’s performance exuded a beautiful synergy and sensuality. Her style will grab you by the balls and bring you to your knees, then come to rescue you with a whisper of comfort and eternal wisdom."
- Gophertunes, Worldwide Web

CDs

GEORGIA CHRISTMAS
"We are very lucky to have Diane Durrett here in Atlanta where we can enjoy her talents often. On this CD she brought along of lot of HTN friends like Yonrico Scott, Ted Pecchio, Donna Hopkins, Caroline Aiken, Jimmy Hall, Melissa Massey, Richie & Samatha Jones and many more. As a result, this CD has a familiar, easy going feel that will definately put you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy!
- Hittin' The Note

BLAME IT ON MY DNA
"The heart of the album is Durrett's smoldering voice, which has developed into one of the most distinctive instruments in the Southeast. She thinks she has the album she's always wanted to record. 'It turned out to be a blend of singer/songwriter and old-school R&B,' she says. 'It's a really nice combination.'"
- Creative Loafing, Atlanta

CHILL
"Diane Durrett's CD, Chill, pairs the blue-eyed Georgia soulstress with a stripped-down acoustic band (guitar, piano, stand-up bass and percussion) to create an intimate and soothing experience . . . the kind that has taken Norah Jones to the top of the charts."
- Georgia Music Hall of Fame

RHYTHM OF LIFE
“Rhythm of Life aptly demonstrates Diane Durrett's musical maturity and savvy production skills”
- Atlanta Journal Constitution

Disc of the Day—“Honorable Mention” by Robert Oermann
- Music Row Magazine, Nashville, TN

“Singer-songwriter Diane Durrett has the cheekiness to title one of her songs Blue Eyed Soul. But she earns the right on her album Rhythm of Life, with such songs as the unabashedly funky Don't that Bring You Back with (complete with Stevie Wonder-style electric piano,) and the bluesy, gospelish Sweet Savin' Grace, which combines the drama of a Sarah McLachlan song with Durrett's torchy, velvety delivery."
- The Tennessean, Nashville, TN

Books

DRIVING MUSIC CITY
"Driving Music City" is a charming and well-written book that not only chronicles Durrett's day job as a limo driver to the stars, but also her dream of becoming a successful Nashville songwriter. The beauty of it is that she relates to the stars as a fellow musician, and it's heartening that so many of them went out of their way to encourage her. As Sting said, "She's good. She's damn good!"
Scott Freeman
Author of "Midnight Riders: The Story of the Allman Brothers Band" and "Otis! The Otis Redding Story."

At the Decatur Book Festival, she gave fans a sneek peek reading of “Driving Music City”, a collection of stories from her early days in and around the music business. Well, no more teasing: the book is out. Diane will hold a launch party at Eddie’s Attic. Singing, reading… and you can get your book signed! Should be a fun show!
Tom Bell - Decatur Book Festival

Links to Articles

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