“Grandma Say”, New Release for Song-of-the-Week Project

gmasayThis week I released a new recording of “Grandma Say” to Song-of-the-Week subscribers.

Listen to preview of “Grandma Say”, read how the insanity of multi-tasking inspired the song, find lyrics, hear my grandmother’s advice for eating and storing peaches…

This is the 13th song to be released through the project, which will run for a duration of 24 songs. More info about Song-of-the-Week, how to subscribe, etc→

September 2014 Solo Tour: Northeast US + Canada

Tour begins in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heading north I’ll visit familiar regions and many new-to-me venues in Pennsylvania, New York State, Canada, and New England.

My tour/travel mate Ken’s Last Ever will be opening several shows, weaving his amazing live, improvised sound collage. I look forward to meeting local musicians and playing with special guests along the way, such as Otto Hauser, joining me on drums in Hudson.

Please investigate our tour route (see below) and come out for a show if you fancy! This may be my last tour for a good while as I focus on finishing my Song-of-the-Week project and other areas of interest & study.

Northeast US + Canada, September Solo Tour:
We are needing accomodation for two travelers for dates marked with a ♥.
If you’d like to help, please email Diane.

Thurs / September 4th / Charlottesville, VA / The Southern w/ Fire In The Belly + Ken’s Last Ever / tickets
Sun / September 7th / Harrisburg, PA / The Makespace
w/ CATAMT/Coyote / Doors 7:30pm / $8 sugg. donation / all ages
Wed / September 10th / Philadelphia, PA / Trinity House (email for location info) w/ SM-R / Doors 8pm / $7-10 sugg. donation / all ages
Thurs / September 11th / New York, NY / Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 / tickets 
Fri / September 12th / New York, NY / Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 / tickets
Sat / September 13th / Hamden, CT / The Outer Space w/ Olive Tiger / tickets
Sun / September 14th / Saratoga Springs, NY / Caffè Lena / tickets
Mon / September 15th / Ithaca, NY / Chimney Swift Collective Land Trust w/ Ken’s Last Ever / 6:30pm potluck, 7:30pm show / $7-10 sugg. donation / all ages
Tues / September 16th / Toronto, ON / The Music Gallery 
w/ jordaan mason / tickets
Wed / September 17th / Buffalo, NY / The Ninth Ward at Babeville w/ Ken’s Last Ever / tickets
Thurs / September 18th / Rochester, NY / Seth’s house (email for location info) w/ Seth Faergolzia + Ken’s Last Ever / 6:30pm potluck, 8pm show / $7-10 sugg. donation / all ages
Fri / September 19th / Hudson, NY / Spotty Dog Books & Ale w/ Liv Carrow / 8pm / $7 / all ages
Sat / September 20th / Montreal, QC / POP Montreal Festival @ Ukrainian National Federation w/ Hiss Golden Messenger + Katie Moore / tickets
Sun / September 21st / Burlington, VT / Radio Bean / 7pm sharp / by donation / all ages
Tues / September 23rd / Pawtucket, RI / Machines With Magnets
w/ Glenna & Willa Van Nostrand + Ken’s Last Ever / 9pm doors, 10pm show / $8 / all ages
Wed / September 24th / Somerville, MA / The Loft
: public house show @ 438 Somerville Ave, #4, w/ Passerine + Thick Wild / 8pm, $5-10 suggested donation / 21+
Thurs / September 25th / Portsmouth, NH / Red Door Lounge w/ Passerine + Tell Stories
Fri / September 26th / New Ipswich, NH / The Zoloft
(private house show)
Sat / September 27th / Montague, MA / Montague Bookmill / w/ Ken’s Last Ever / 8pm / $10 / all ages
Sun / September 28th / Biddeford, ME / The Oak + The Ax Fest the final weekend for this wonderful venue…

Tour Decompression… Upcoming Plans

Reintegrating at home after longest tour ever. Sending thanks to Sebastian at Paper & Iron Booking, and to my traveling companions–cellist Isabel Castellvi, tour manager Marine Cama, and west-coast tour-mate Sondra Sun-Odeon.

Travels were beautiful, stretching, I learned a lot. People gave generously, supporting us and the music we make in ways that inspired me every day–local lore, personal stories, homecooked food, comfy beds. Thank you thank you thank you!

Photo below: me with Marine and Isabel in an olive grove in Spain. (I picked a buncha leaves to brew for tea.)

DMI Spain

I’ll be resting a bit, returning to my Song-of-the-Week project, and planning tour dates of the Northeastern US & Canada for September (see here).

Boneset Album Release Tour – Now Through May 25th

I’m on tour for the next few months in support of my new album, Boneset. I’ll be playing more than sixty shows in the US, Ireland, UK, Europe–see tour dates here–accompanied by cellist Isabel Castellvi for the length of the tour.

We look forward to seeing y’all while we’re out and about! I’ll be posting photos and updates along the way on Facebook and Twitter.

Live Video from The Thing In The Spring, NH

From Allston Pudding Music Blog:
“Virginia-based songwriter Diane Cluck is a wealth of words and tunes. Cluck has seven albums to her name, each with various right-brained tales and curious melodies that wrap neatly around her acoustic chords. In this video, she sets up in the middle of the woods with the accompaniment of a cellist, for an ambient, bare-bones version of “Trophies.” Cluck has a signature approach both to her vocal style and to her guitar-playing. Joni Mitchell is a fair comparison, but while Mitchell croons in a quirkier, more coy way, Cluck’s voice is haunting, letting its range seek out thrilling lows to match impressive highs. She plays her acoustic with an equally open mind, discovering notes higher up on the neck, and plucking them as a harp player might. Check out the video above.”

Blogotheque Session with Ed Askew

we recorded this session in Ditmas Park at The NoHomme, courtesy of house residents.  Ed bloomed out with a masterful harmonica solo on “Rodeo Rose” though light fell too dim to make use of the footage.  we all went for dinner at De Hot Pot around de corner, rotis and doubles and aloo pie.

i love Ed’s work; it’s curiously, engagingly particular.  i’ve been listening to his “Run Away” album on long Virginia drives.