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International performer DIANE BLUE has the "whole package" -- she is a strong vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer. Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer from Boston who delivers the goods vocally and through her harp playing. In fact, juke joint legend Big Jack Johnson dubbed Ms. Blue “A Monster” on the harp after she performed as his guest star at Red's Lounge in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She belts out a funky soul tune, then she’ll sing a sweet ballad, just before she blows you away on the blues harp. “When she gets her harp & mic going, the language is hard hitting blues. Strong, confident and tasteful” says Domenic Forcella of Blues Beat. She “simmers with sensuality,” declares Bob Gulla of the Phoenix. “A classy, sleek, and intensely confident showcase of an elegant voice with a penchant for the blues,” declares Don Dimuccio of Motif Magazine.
Starting in 2008, Ms. Blue has a trans-Atlantic collaboration with Roberto Morbioli and his Morblus Band from Verona, Italy, entertaining audiences in the USA and abroad. Ms. Blue has sung and played harmonica with international blues performers Ronnie Earl, Sherman Robertson and Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former Muddy Waters sideman), as well as Big Jack Johnson from Clarksdale, Mississippi and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans). Ms. Blue performs regularly with notably accomplished musicians, the likes of saxman Amadee Castenell (who tours with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint), drummer Liviu Pop (who tours internationally with bluesman Lucky Peterson), past and present members of the Duke Robillard band and Roomful of Blues.
Ms. Blue competed in the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. She was nominated for "Best Female Singer" in the 2010 Blues Audience Readers Poll.