“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter producer Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform.
Her September 2018 LIVE album Diane Durrett & Soul Suga recorded at Eddie’s Attic was reviewed as “Killer, high octane soul throughout.” Rising to #5 on the Soul Blues International RMR. In 2017 she was a Global Peace Song Award winner for ‘The River Sings’ co-written with Melissa Junebug. Winner of the 2015 ‘Peoples Choice Award’ by the Atlanta Blues Society, as a well as awarded the ‘Best Self-Produced Album’. “Soul Suga’ & Diane Durrett” received national & international attention charting in the Top 10 of the Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues chart. In 2013 Diane was elected to and currently serves on Atlanta Board of the Recording Academy best known for the Grammys. As part of her service she joined music leaders across the country to advocate for creator rights in Georgia and on Capitol Hill in DC resulting in the recent passing of the Music Modernization Act.
With a blend of raw soulful vocals, sultry tones and strong original songs Durrett has sung with Sting, Gregg Allman and Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones). Durrett has opened shows for Tina Turner, KoKo Taylor, Tinsley Ellis, Delbert McClinton, and Derek Trucks. As well as lending her vocals to recording sessions for Grammy award winning producer Brendan O’Brien and Kristian Bush (Sugarland).
Durrett has long reflected the musical passions that inspired her while growing up in Atlanta, GA. From her energy-driven breakthrough debut 50,000 Volts of Soul (1993) to her superbly executed Rhythm of Life (1998) to her acoustic soul CHILL (2004), to the LIVE, Georgia On the Groove (2007), the groovy Blame It On My DNA (2009) produced by Ike Stubblefield to her holiday album Georgia Christmas (2012) to her release where she joined forces with drummers Yonrico Scott and Melissa Junebug on Soul Suga’ (2015) to her soulful single of Grammy award winning song The Rose (2017) co-produced with Thom TK Kidd to her latest electrifying LIVE album recorded at Eddie’s Attic Diane Durrett & Soul Suga (2018).
Diane's song catalogue includes co-writes with William Bell (Born Under A Bad Sign) Jerry Ragovoy (Piece of My Heart), Oliver Wood (The Muse), and Bonnie Bramlett (Superstar). In 2011 Diane began her artist development company Blooming Tunes Music coaching vocalists, songwriters and producing records. In true writer's spirit, Diane also, authored a book entitled "Driving Music City" published by Amazon in 2009. Diane serves as the chair of the City of Pine Lake Arts Panel.
Diane is a down-to-earth-diva. She sings from her soul, writes with heart & humor. Diane brings her southern wit and charm to every event. She's pure entertainment!