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Diane Durrett Interview

Diane DurrettCallanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn 2014 artist, Diane Durrett, answers a few questions about her musical career:

Of all the big names you have worked with, is there one that sticks out in your mind?

  • The opportunity to sing with Sting stands out because it was truly a “right place at the right time” situation.  But if I hadn’t been devoted to my craft for all those years I wouldn’t have been ready. Sting gave me such a confirmation when he put his hands on my shoulders and said “You’re good, you’re damn good!”

Do you consider yourself a Southern artist being currently located in Atlanta?

  • Yes, I would consider myself a southern artist. My music comes from my southern soul roots. I was raised in Atlanta where it was normal for “Sprite” to be pronounced with three syllables.

What have you been currently focusing on in your musical career?

  • I have a new CD coming out called ‘Soul Suga’. It features my friend Yonrico Scott on drums. There are also many talented Georgia artists who joined me on this recording; Tinesly Ellis, Randall Bramblett, Ike Stubblefield and Peggy Still Johnson are included. Engineer Matt Still is doing the final mixes now. It will be available soon!

See Diane Durrett perform live this Friday, July 11th at 7:30pm. 
Tickets are available online

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