“A soulful voice, a powerful lyricist, with a harp full of passion.” -NEW ENGLAND BLUES REVIEW “I have worked with a lot of great singers…Etta James, Irma Thomas… Diane Blue is one of the best singers inthe world. She’s got so much soul…she blows me away.” -RONNIE EARL – 2019 Guitarist of the Year (Blues Foundation) “I didn’t want to show to end…(Diane Blue) has the full package.” -GREATER BOSTON MUSIC REVIEWS “Captivating and emotive.” -DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters’award-winning Lead Singer/Harmonica Player, Diane Blue comes to Beverlyfor in intimate evening of Blues & Soul with her all-star band featuring Dave Limina from the Broadcasters on Hammond B3/piano, Chris Vitarello (Bruce Katz Band, Vanessa Collier) on guitar, Grammy-nominated JesseWilliams (Susan Tedeschi, Duke Robillard, Jay Geils, Al Kooper, and many others) and Chris Anzalone (Roomful of Blues) on drums. DIANE BLUE – About Boston’s very own Diane Blue is the newest member of Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, touring as lead singer with the legendary band. Ms. Blue is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer. Voted “Outstanding Female Singer” in The Blues Audience 2015 and 2011 Readers’ Polls, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performerwith a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul,blues and R&B. Ms. Blue and her band won the 2010 Massachusetts BluesChallenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International BluesChallenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She was nominated “Best Blues/R&B Act” and “Best Female Vocalist” in 2007 by the Providence Phoenix and alsonominated “Best Local Blues Act” by Motif Magazine in 2007. Diane has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former sideman for Muddy Waters), Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and IrmaThomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans), among others. Ms. Blue tours inthe U.S. and abroad as a featured performer, in addition to her duties with the Broadcasters.
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