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DIANA REIN

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

  • 2019 LA Music Critic Award, Best Blues Artist
  • 2016 LA Music Critic Award, Best Blues Artist
  • 2016 LA Music Critic Award, Best Female CD, "Long Road"
  • 2016 LA Music Critic Award, Fan Favorite
  • May 2018 Cover of Guitar Girl Magazine

testimonials

"Diana Rein is a rising blues rock guitarist on the Southern California scene. She plays with authority and sings like an angel. She's also one of the nicest people you're ever going to meet."
-CADILLAC ZACH PRESENTS THE BLUES

"Clearly all eyes are on the main woman, and Rein is a talented guitarist, pulling out one lick after another and making it look effortless."
-MUSIC CONNECTION

"Rein’s vocals contrast nicely with her down-and-dirty guitar work. Her soloing shows a great command of the modern blues vocabulary: fat, nasty tone with little 
special effects or frills."
- BIG CITY RHYTHM & BLUES MAGAZINE

"Each song on Queen of My Castle features an urgency, with stinging guitar solos and solid riffs. Interestingly, while Rein was heavily influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, she doesn’t mindlessly mimic his style. Her solos have lots of big bends, like Vaughan’s, but there’s also a simplicity and directness that’s all Rein’s own." -AMERICAN BLUES SCENE

"On Queen of My Castle the first six songs are unabashedly centered around standard blues structures and tones. This is not derisive, but rather a nod to Rein’s arrival as a fully formed blues figure who is not afraid to showcase her gruffly sparkled voice and creative guitar ideas." 

- BLUES ROCK REVIEW


"Diana Rein has become the quintessential blues musician, combining incredible guitar riffs with well-crafted songs sung with just the right amount of sass. There is no doubt in our minds that she is the female equivalent of BB King, and we are proud to champion this blistering blues guitarist."             

-LA MUSIC CRITIC

 
With her sultry and powerful vocals reminiscent of Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, songs that evoke an emotional response and a guitar style that has been compared to the likes of BB King with the tone of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Diana Rein is becoming the quintessential blues musician. 

Recently signed to Mike Zito and Guy Hale's label Gulf Coast Records, Diana released her third album "Queen of My Castle" on the label which was Produced by Michael Leasure (Walter Trout's longtime drummer). The album has received much acclaim and rousing reviews of its fifteen original songs.


Born in Romania, Diana's parents left when Diana was three and moved to Chicago. It is there that Diana heard the Blues for the first time at the age of 8 when she was brought up onstage at The Back Room on Rush St. in Chicago to sing. It was also in Chicago that she booked the part as one of the children in the movies Home Alone I & II.  

"Diana is one of those artists that takes no time to warm up the room.  She steps onto the stage and 
instantly sets it on fire!"
-Backstage 360


Diana has played shows and festivals with her biggest achievement being the 2019 Open Air Blues Festival in Brezoi, Romania for 8,000+ people. She graced the cover of Guitar Girl Magazine for their Blues edition, was the winner of 3 LA Critics Music Awards for Best Blues Artist, Best Female CD (Album: Long Road) and Fan Favorite and is spreading her love of music, the Blues and guitar wherever she goes.

NOTABLE FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Open Air Blues Festival- Brezoi, Romania
Big Blues Bender
Legendary Blues Cruise #33
SoCal Divas of Blues Festival
Orange County Food, Wine and Music Festival
Taste of Chicago
Orange County Fair
Long Beach New Blues Festival
Woodystock Blues Festival
TedX Temecula
Gamechangers Gaming & Music Festival
Strawberry Fest
Flat Iron Spring Festival
Ship and Shore Festival
David Adler Art Festival
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

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