Memphis pianist-vocalist Di Anne Price channels
the spirit of classic blues divas Ida Cox, Alberta
Hunter, Stippie Wallace, and Memphis Minnie. A
profoundly soulful singer, her expressive voice is etched
with pain or brimming with sly humor while tickling
the ivories barrel piano style on two-fisted
shuffles, rolling blues, and boogie woogie workouts.
- Jazz Times
Di Anne’s stride piano balances jazz with
ragtime and blues in a way that's so old-fashioned it's
refreshingly new. Close your eyes, and it’s like stumbling
into a 1940s barrelhouse.
- The Commercial Appeal
Di Anne gets to the heart and meaning of a song
that appeals to everyone. “When I play this music,
sing these songs, I'm saying ‘share this story with
"I want real drums, real bass, and I want it to
be my voice that people hear, not something created in
Di Anne’s approach to music is shared with "Her Boyfriends" - drummer Tom Lonardo, saxophonist Jim Spake, and bassist Tim Goodwin. "Playing
with them makes my back tingle. It's like making
love," Di Anne says. "When we play, we're telling a story,
and no matter where I start, they go with me."
John Taylor – Blues On Stage
Highlights on this album:
Why Don’t You Do Right, Makin’ Whoopie,’ and
Someone Else Is Steppin’ In.