Daytrotter Session

Today Paste Music & Daytrotter posted a live session I recorded for them in September during my Midwest tour. Songs recorded were “The Power of Allowing and Receiving”, “The Smile”, “Red August” and “Learn to Lose”.

Diane Appears in Wes Swing’s Video for “Mirrors”

Earlier this year I had the good fortune of working with my friend, the gracious and multi-talented Wes Swing, in realizing his video project for “Mirrors”, released today.

I was cast in the role of Ida, a lighthouse keeper from the 1800s who lives amidst the ghosts of her family. All of the shooting was accomplished in a couple of days under the fine direction of Pando Creative Co. It was a lot of fun, even getting stranded on the island at low tide. Cameo alert for fans of Devon Sproule!

You can find “Mirrors” on Wes’ new album, And The Heart. Wes and Jeff are currently on tour in Europe, bringing their cinematic musical creations to life night after night. 

Thank you, Wes!

Diane Leads Upcoming Singing Workshops

Hello! Diane, here. Earlier this year I led my first singing workshop in Asheville, North Carolina at the suggestion of my good friend and collaborator Isabel Castellvi. It was a welcome challenge that started me thinking deeply about the art and practice of singing, considering its most healing and transformative aspects that I’ve experienced and wanted to share. The gathering was a joyous adventure, leading me to offer workshops in Los Angeles, New York City + the Hudson Valley, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Burlington, VT and Providence, RI.

Asheville workshop

Asheville singers, March 2017

Description of “Singing As Deep Self-Care and Embodied Expression”:

This inclusive workshop is created with both new/never-before singers and experienced vocalists in mind. Diane guides participants through a series of bija mantras–seed sounds for warming up and connecting with the voice as it inhabits and influences the body. There will be an exploration of personal mythology as a means of discovering and developing one’s own ‘vocal signature’–an opportunity to delve into and revel in the natural qualities of one’s unique voice in an encouraging environment. Group and individual improvisation leads to spontaneous song-making. Tools shared are flexible, and with the intention that empowered singers help create healthy communities.

Listen to Diane’s thoughts on singing and finding one’s true voice,
courtesy of David Garland’s Spinning on Air.

Upcoming workshops:
March 17th, 2018 / Brighton, UK / Rose Hill Arts, 2-5pm / info / (sold out)
March 18th-25th, 2018 / London, Bristol, Glasgow
, to be announced

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Feedback from a workshop attendee:

“Your workshop was huge for me. I am trying to learn more about coming back into my body, and making sound is such a natural part of that healing. I am grateful for all that you share, including your encouragement.” - G.D.

And from private voice students:

Diane is doing far more than training my voice. She is bringing me into a new awareness of my capabilities. She is marvelously intuitive, knowledgeable, clear, precise, empathic and most of all, non-judgmental.” – B.S.

Diane made me comfortable by singing with me and using humor to dissolve my anxiety.” – N.K.

Diane is a great teacher. Her approach is inventive, creative, and kind, with a focus on what is most important in music–finding your voice. Needless to say, I highly recommend her.” – B.H.

Private instruction in voice, piano, guitar and songwriting / performance coaching available locally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Skype lessons also available. Workshops may be arranged for private homes or event spaces. Please inquire with interest.

Spinning on Air Podcast Episode 1: Diane Cluck

David Garland’s beloved program Spinning on Air has just relaunched as an independent podcast I’m honored to have my work–specifically, the art of singing–featured in Episode 1:
https://spinningonair.org/episode-1-diane-cluck/

Podcast extras include an introduction to Dave Deporis’ music, brilliant songwriter and dear friend who passed away last week:
My love and gratitude to both David and Dave.

SOA

Rosemary Salve: Freshly Made, Shipping Now!

I’ve made a fresh batch of Rosemary Salve. Available locally in Charlottesville, VA at Gift Forest this November & December, from this website, and most of my tour stops!

Rosemary’s a powerful herbal ally–sweet protector to massage over the heart and throat area whilst traveling. This salve makes good love for the skin, deeply moisturizing, for abrasions, bruises, psoriasis, burns, et cetera*. My family likes to use this salve for healing and preventing split fingers in wintertime.

Order 1oz. jars of Rosemary Salve →salve
*so says nature & traditional herbal folklore…not the FDA…

October 2015: Northeast US Solo Tour

Yee-haw…nearly all shows confirmed for my autumnal return to the northeast. It’s no coincidence I tend to travel northward as leaves are ablaze and people are looking cute in scarves and sweaters. Tour dates and route below.

OCTOBER EAST COAST US TOUR DATES (SOLO):
Tues., Oct. 6th / Downingtown, PA @ House Concert w/ Chris Thornton / tickets
Wed., Oct. 7th / Philadelphia, PA @ Robot Pirate Island (902 N Carlisle St.) 7:30pm doors, 8pm show w/ Geb the Great Cackler
Thurs., Oct. 8th /New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 21+ / tickets
Fri., Oct. 9th / New York, NY @
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 21+ / tickets
Sun., Oct. 11th / Providence, RI @ noontime brunch potluck show! w/ the fabulous Van Nostrand sisters email for info
Sun., Oct. 11th / Montague, MA
@
Montague Bookmill w/ Anders Griffen on drums (direxns–GPS won’t do!)
Mon., Oct. 12th / Peterborough, NH @
Toadstool Bookshop / tickets
Tues., Oct. 13th / Kittery, ME @ Buoy Gallery w/ Sam Moss & Rick Rude
Thurs., Oct. 15th / Portland, ME @ Space Gallery w/ Diva Cup & South China / tickets
Fri., Oct. 16th / Bar Harbor, ME @ Lompoc Cafe 21+ / 10pm-12:30am (two sets)
Sat., Oct. 17th / Burlington, VT @ Light Club Lamp Shop / tickets
Sun., Oct. 18th / Kingston, NY @
BSP 18+ w/ Jeffrey Lewis / tickets
Mon., Oct. 19th / Ithaca, NY @ Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge w/ Red Sled Choir
Wed., Oct. 21st / Baltimore, MD @ Loners Club w/ Amanda Glasser, Sunatirene, & Best Girl Athlete / tickets (recommended–sales begin Sept. 21st)
Fri., Oct. 23rd / Richmond, VA @ Black Iris Gallery w/ Ben Shepherd & Lobo Marino
Thurs., Oct. 29th / Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar w/ DVA

October 2015 tour map