Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Diane Birch Bible Belt - Album Review
Diane Birch's album Bible Belt came out yesterday! I am a member of the One2One Network and they chose Diane Birch for their latest campaign. I wasn't chosen to receive the cd to review, but I decided to check it out on my own this morning. Seriously, this is a fantastic album! Written entirely by Diane Birch, Bible Belt has a mellow, bluesy feel reminiscent of the likes of Carole King, Carly Simon, Duffy, Adele and Norah Jones all rolled into one. Diane doesn't sound like a copycat though. She sounds really authentic. Diane was born in Michigan but grew up with her preacher father moving around between Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia and finally settling down in Oregon. Diane's childhood definitely shaped the sound of this album and I love it! It doesn't fit into one neat genre box either. Really interesting album. The melodies are really wonderful and inviting. I would definitely recommend this one. Perfect for these pre-summer days and nights!
Some music teasers:
Link to MP3 of ‘Fire Escape’
Diane Birch's Myspace Page