Holding the stage on her own without the use of gimmicks or gadgets, Diana Chittester’s performance simulates the sound of multiple guitarists playing at once. Her unique blend of swift-finger picking, intricate strumming combined with an array of alternate and open tunings allows her guitar to really speak to the listener. Music Connection Magazine critiques Chittester as an “intelligent and articulate artist” for her ability to “describe her personal journey…expressing her innermost feelings without artifice”. Not afraid to address topics taboo to society, Diana’s lyrical content examines sexual encounters, the politics of religion and the paternal influence over a young woman. Chittester’s performing style has earned her a comparison to the accomplished Lindsay Buckingham and Ani Difranco with a lyrical edge that provokes the title ‘an up and coming progressive, indie, folk artist’.
Diana Chittester broke into the independent music market in 2008 when asked to open for award winning guitarist, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson). She went on to share the stage with a diverse array of artists ranging from; Melissa Ferrick, Catie Curtis, Kim Richey, Bitch and Ferron, blues guitarist Kelly Richey to classic rockers Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown and Pittsburgh/Cleveland legends, Donnie Iris and Michael Stanley. Her music has been heard on college, public and international radio stations, TV appearances including PBS, various music networks and has been gaining attention through established publications in the regions she has toured.
Chittester has successfully toured through a dozen Midwest, Rustbelt and East Coast cities while promoting her last album, In This Skin. Following the anticipated release of her first live album, ‘It’s Better Live’, she plans on revisiting past cities, entering new markets and embracing a 20 city tour.