Diana Rein - The Six String Siren

Guitar Girl Magazine Cover Story

Boogie Magazine


Mixalis Blues Greece

Mixalis Blues in Greece interviews Diana Rein, a/k/a/ the 'Six String Siren,' about her upcoming Crowd-Funded new CD 'Queen of My Castle' (produced by Michael Leasure from the Walter Trout Band), her extensive 2018 Spring/Summer One-Woman Tour, and more! I am making music and the Blues my life mission," Rein tells interview, Michael Limnios. #SixStringSiren #BluesRock #GuitarGirls#BluesYouCanUse #CrowdFunding #DianaRein

Indie Pulse Music

Diana Rein, the 'Six-String Siren' discusses her new project/album, 'Queen of My Castle' with Indie Pulse Music, including her QOMC Crowd Funding campaign. "The news was just coming out about Hollywood and the #metoo and #timesup campaigns. I definitely think it played a part in my writing, even if subconsciously. I grew up in that world and it really hit some nerves. I don’t think my songs are political at all, but I think what it brought out in my music is more of a sense of empowerment and strength and owning your power. I think it’s important for all of us women and men to find our inner strength and inner Queens and Kings. I know there have been a lot of men that have been hurt in their lives. too so I feel like #metoo or #timesup is not gender-specific. It’s human-specific." Read the entire interview here; visit dianarein.com for more on Rein's QOMC Crowd-Funding campaign. https://indiepulsemusic.com/2018/02/22/diana-rein-queen-of-my-castle/



Indie Voice Blog's Monday Mashup

Read about the Crowd-Funding campaign underway for the new album 'Queen of My Castle' by the "Six-String Siren," Diana Rein, in the latest edition of Indie Voice Blog's Monday Mashup. "The new album is a collection of 15 songs, with one of those songs being a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan,” says Rein, just back from representing Guitar Girl Magazine at the 2018 NAMM Conference. Rein is the featured artist for the month of April in their 2018 Calendar. “There’s a lot of traditional blues, as well as high energy, upbeat, and blues-rock songs that I know you guys will love. This album will be lucky #3 for me and my first full-band album. I loved making my last record on my own, but I am really looking forward to challenging myself this time around and collaborating with the pros.” http://www.lamusiccritic.com/indie_voice_blog/monday-mashup-2018-vol-7/ 


Huffington Post

Calendar Gal: SoCal blues guitarist-vocalist Diana Rein is one of twelve talented ladies featured in the 2018 Guitar Girl Magazine calendar, now available for sale at Amazon.com among other outlets (guitargirl.com for more info). The full-glossy calendars created by GGM's Tara Low, will be available at the 2018 NAMM Convention in Anaheim, where Rein will also be appearing. Catch Diana's One-Woman Blues Show on Tour in 2018 (dianarein.com for more info.). https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/diana-rein-whos-touring-her-one-woman-bluesrock_us_5a505779e4b0f9b24bf31774

Times Advocate Escondido

The Daily Courier Prescott

Hello Prescott, AZ: Diana Rein "The Six-String Siren" performs 2 shows this weekend, on Saturday night at Prescott Center for the Arts; and Sunday (early 2pm gig) at The Rhythm Room, Phoenix. In both she's the opening act for Blues great Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and the R.D. Olson Blues Band. Diana is interviewed here in today's Prescott Daily Courier.DIANA_REIN_INTERVIEW_PRESCOTT_DAILY_COURIER.pdf

Blues Festival E-Guide

As seen in Blues Festival E-Guide: Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Diana Rein a/k/a "The Six-String Siren," teams up with former Grammy winner and blues guitar legend Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, for a performance together at Prescott Center for the Arts, on the PCA Main Stage, 208 N. Marina St., Saturday, November 11. Showtime: 7:00pm. Tickets: $32. (advance), $38. (door). Info: (928) 445-3826 or visit https://www.pca-az.net/pca-presents.html. For this gig, Watkins is backed by Prescott's own, multi-award-winning harpist-vocalist and Arizona Blues Hall of Fame inductee, RD Olson (and band). The same lineup plays on Sunday, November 12 (2pm - early show) at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix. DIANA_REIN_PRESCOTT_CENTER_FOR_THE_ARTS_BLUES_FESTIVAL_E-GUIDE.pdf

Indie Go Rock

Indie Go Rock does 5 Quick Questions with the 'Six-String Siren,' blues-rock guitarist/vocalist, Diana Rein. Asked how her recently-launched One-Woman Tour is going, she replies, "I feel very happy to be able to control how things are going and be my own boss. I love the fact that I can tailor the type of gigs that I play to my needs and my lifestyle right now. I am in a very open mode for gigs and very excited for the shows and opportunities that are coming my way. I am in a very “yes” mode to get out there and play! And I am proud of myself for coming this far and having the patience to get it right." Read the interview here, and catch Diana Rein in concert at Oak Mountain Winery/Temecula on Nov. 5; Kettle Coffee & Tea/Escondido Nov. 9; and two shows with Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, at Prescott Center For the Arts (Nov. 11) and The Rhythm Room/Phoenix, Nov. 12. DIANA_REIN_5_QUICK_QUESTIONS_INDIE_GO_ROCK.pdf

The Vegan Street Blog

She's known as the 'Six-String Siren' and now, a 'Vegan Rock Star." Either one works for guitarist and vocalist Diana Rein, who brings her blues-rock infused One-Woman Tour to San Diego Veg Fest this Sunday, October 1. Marla Rose does 10 Quick Questions here with Diana in The Vegan Street Blog. Asked what she's found to be the most effective way to communicate her message as a vegan, Rein replies, "I try not to draw attention to it on purpose. I tend to talk about my health struggles and how veganism has helped me because I know that most everyone is hurting on the Standard American Diet. Or if they are not hurting yet, they have family that is hurting. And once you are vegan for a while, you really start shining...especially if you stick to the more whole food plant-based side of the vegan street." DIANA_REIN_INTERVIEW_THE_VEGAN_STREET_BLOG.pdf

Rearview Mirror - Australia

Rearview Mirror in Australia interviews the 'Six-String Siren' Diana Rein. When asked what keeps bringing her back to music, Rein replies, "The goose bumps that I get when the music and my lead guitar fit seamlessly together as a beautiful melody. I also get so much joy from being onstage and creating something in the live moment that will never happen again. Especially with my one woman band….you never know what will happen and even if there are mistakes that might happen…..it’s all in the way you recover and that’s exciting for me to see how quickly I can recover. It’s like a game." Read the rest of Robert Horvat's interview here, and catch Diana Rein live at San Diego VegFest October 1, and Oak Mountain Winery in Temecula October 8https://rear-view-mirror.com/2017/09/20/interview-with-blues-rocker-diana-rein-the-six-string-siren/


The Los Angeles Beat

Diana Rein, a/k/a 'The Six-String Siren,' is set to do some live gigs, starting with this Thursday, September 14 at The Other Door in North Hollywood, as well as San Diego Veg(an) Fest on October 1. Interviewed by Ed Simon for the Los Angeles Beat, Rein relishes her One-Woman Shows: "I like playing in bands, but there was always something missing for me...it was my need for creative freedom and making sure my songs sound the way I want to hear them. The One-Woman Show solves my previous issues. I love that freedom." Read the entire interview, here - http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2017/09/diana-rein-one-woman-tour-shares-a-ladys-blues/


The Rock N Roll Music Company

The Rock n Roll Music Company magazine interviews the 'Six String Siren,' guitarist Diana Rein. When asked what she thinks musicians can do to make the world a better place, Diana responds, "I think that my job as a musician is to continue putting honest music out there that helps people work through their stuff. I truly see music as therapy…whether it’s to get through the loss of a loved one or to get them high on life or to remind them of really happy times, or to keep them believing in better times ahead. It’s a healer all around." Read the rest of the interview here, and see Diana Rein in concert Sept. 14 at The Other Door in North Hollywood - https://www.rocknrollmusicco.com/featured/   DIANA_REIN_INTERVIEW_THE_ROCK_N_ROLL_MUSIC_COMPANY.pdf

Rock & Blues Muse

Reviewing "Long Road" by guitarist-vocalist Diana Rein, Rock & Blues Muse writes, "Branded the 'Six-String Siren' for good reason, she’s not only beautiful but a killer guitar player with a great voice. The rocking, excellent, “Come Back Home" features the gutsier tones of her voice and captures a certain richness and emotion. Diana's guitar playing is smoking and her musicianship on all of the tunes of this album smokes, but this song, a real winner if you ask me, captures the whole package—strong, emotional vocals, a great guitar solo with Stevie Ray Vaughan-like tone, catchy rhythm, melody and beat." Read the rest of Martine Ehrenclou's review here - http://www.rockandbluesmuse.com/2017/07/20/album-review-long-road-diana-rein-six-string-siren/ .  DIANA_REIN_LONG_ROAD_CD_REVIEW_ROCK__BLUES_MUSE.pdf

Guitar Speak Podcast

Diana Rein takes us through her latest award winning blues/rock album 'Long Road', recipes for righteous strat tones and stepping up to take on the lead guitar role on her albums and gigs.

Blues Matters Magazine

Reviewing "Long Road," the latest album by guitarist-vocalist Diana Rein, Blues Matters in the U.K. writes, "this album is swimming in some outstanding guitar playing, and Rein's vocals are a force to be reckoned with... Livin' Loud' packs a blues-funk punch, whilst 'Rebel With A Cause' bounces along with Rein's Hendrix-swagger guitar cutting in just when you need it. A dozen cuts of the finest music from an amazing blues powerhouse." Read the rest of Martin Cook's review, here - http://bluesmatters.com/category/current-issue/


Valley Scene Magazine

The Blues Highway Blog and Podcast

On his Blues Highway podcast, Garry Goldsmith says of 'The Six-String Siren' Diana Rein, "It's hard to define guitarist, songwriter Diana Rein (pronounced “Rain”). That’s a positive view, as far as anyone should be concerned. Her mantra is The Six-String Siren and she comes by it honestly, with a Blues-infused rock, pop style that immediately will make you exclaim “Who is that!”. Check out the interview, here - http://www.blueshighwayus61.com/one-woman-band-show/


Blues E-News

Sound Tracks Magazine

Get the Funk Out Radio Show! -KUCI

La Hora del Blues

Reviewing "Long Road," the latest album from the 'Six String Siren' Diana Rein, La Hora Del Blues writes, "Her most faithful fans call her the 'Six String Siren' for the way she glides on the songs she performs, thanks to the acute inventive lyrics she is able to sing and project through her golden voice together with her melodic but at the same time strong guitar, which make her become a real killer in the path of her always-admired Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy. If you like Indie blues and alternative rock blues, then do not hesitate to discover Diana Rein." Read the rest of Vicente Zumel's review,herehttp://www.lahoradelblues.com/criticas.htm


Share My Guitar

Echo and Buzz

Diana Rein, "The Six-String Siren" has been receiving steadily- growing worldwide and national accolades for her recently-released album, "Long Road"; but as anyone will tell you, it's also nice to be acknowledged locally by your music peers. That said, we invite you to check out Diana's cover story in the February issue of Temecula, CA's Echo & Buzz Magazine. "Rein’s riff-based, blues infused music is big. Big on lyrics, big on guitar and big on vocals. Her musical journey took some detours, and like her Italian motto (lo sono piccoli e grandi), little experiences turned into big adventures all leading her to be one of the Temecula Valley’s bright and shining stars." Please check out the rest of Steve Steinberg's interview with Rein, here - http://www.echoandbuzz.com/single-post/2017/01/18/Diana-Rein---The-Moment

Guitar Girl Mag


Sunday Night Blues Project

"Long Road" by Diana Rein made the Sunday Night Blues Project "Best Releases of 2016" list. "This release took Diana eighteen months to create--she wrote everything, plays all the guitars, bass and sings all the vocals. The result was worth every bit of that effort. She channels a bit of Stevie Ray. The title track was the most played song on my Texas Blues Show in 2016," writes Bruce Edwards.


Indie Pulse Magazine

Diana Rein performs live 'n' solo at the 2017 NAMM Show, this Saturday, January 21 at 2pm, at the D&A Guitar Gear Booth #5975, Hall B. Come see "The Six String Siren" in all her rockin'/blues glory! :-) 


Valley News

2017 is starting off with a bang for the "Six-String Siren," Diana Rein. Not only was the SoCal-based guitarist-vocalist just signed by D&A Guitars, where she will be performing at their NAMM Booth later this month; her album "Long Road" also placed #96 in the influential Roots Music Report's Top 200 Blues-Rock Albums for 2016. Rein will be performing locally at the Temecula Valley Music Awards Winner Fest (she won Best Blues Artist) at 6:00pm onSaturday, January 28 at Bel Vino Winery. Watch for Rein's "One Woman Tour 2017" happening soon. Check out this new interview with Diana in the Valley News.



D&A Guitar Gear Endorsement!!

D&A Guitar Gear announces the signing of The 'Six String Siren' Diana Rein, where she joins their already-formidable roster including Bush, Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Paramore, Dave Mason, and sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, among others! Look for Diana at the D&A Booth this year at NAMM. More here - http://www.heydna.com/blogs/news


Dharmic Evolution

All That Shreds

All That Shreds writes, "Diana Rein is a Strat-toting singer, songwriter, and producer of her latest release, Long Road, whose blues/rock guitar playing along with her amazing voice, make her new record a must listen for anyone who likes Stevie Ray Vaughn."



Blues Blast Magazine

Reviewing "Long Road," the recently-released album by 'Six String Siren' Diana Rein, Blues Blast writes, "Rein is clearly a serious talent capable of producing some mouth-watering classic Strat tones...there are many enjoyable moments on Long Road and more than enough signs that Reins has a lot to offer."


IndiePulse Music

Cool interview with the 'Six-String Siren,' guitarist/singer-songwriter Diana Rein, who discusses her acclaimed blues-rock album "Long Road" (presently up for consideration of a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Blues category), her upcoming one-woman live show, motherhood, her past acting career and more!




the recently-released album by the 'Six-String Siren' Diana Rein, Rootstime writes, "...one of the greatest musical talents we have found in recent years..."Long Road", the album's title track, is a beautiful blues ballad with a capella intro that features crystal-clear vocals and sublime guitar solos. "Green Light," "Come Back Home" and "Down Down Down" are steaming, rocking songs where (Diana's guitar hero) Stevie Ray Vaughan is never far away. 'Long Road' is a sublime picture of a lady with unbridled talent!"


Blue Monday Monthly

Reviewing "Long Road," the new album by Six-String Siren Diana Rein, Doug Spike of Blue Monday Monthly writes,"The listener gets a good taste for Diana Rein's sparkling vocal tone on the first song, which is also the title track. I love the guitar riffs on 'Wild One,' my favorite song. Long Road is proof that Diana Rein can do whatever she wants musically - writing, singing or playing. An unbelievable album from an unbelievable talent."


Gazettes- Long Beach

The Los Angeles Beat

Fresh off crowd-pleasing performances at both the New Blues Festival and Real Blues Festival, hot new SoCal blues-rock outfit, Diana Rein and Papermoon Gypsys, will take the stage at the 4th Annual Woodystock Blues/Rock Festival at Woodardville Ranch in Aplle Valley (yes, folks, the High Desert!) on Saturday, October 1. LA Beat scribe Ed Simon sits down with PG front person, guitarist-vocalist Diana Rein, in a wide-ranging interview, here -http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2016/09/diana-rein-talks-about-her-new-band-the-papermoon-gypsys-and-the-upcoming-woodystock-rock-n-blues-festival/

SRO magazine- Evie Star Music

Blues Bytes

"As Bill Mitchell stated in his review of Long Road in the June issue, Rein has an Emmylou Harris quality to her voice. She’s capable of conveying vulnerability or toughness in equal measure and adds a versatility to her music, which mixes the blues with rock, country, and a bit of soul. I was not familiar with Ms. Rein’s music prior to listening to Long Road, but based on this excellent sophomore effort I’m pretty sure that blues fans will be hearing much more from her in the future. She’s got the tools and the talent."- Graham Clarke


Friday Blues Fix

"Rein's second album is a strong set of original tunes. She's a fine guitarist and has a haunting Emmylou Harris-like quality to her vocals. Long Road makes me want to hear more."



"Instead, "Long Road" opens with Diana Rein's voice and oh my dear readers, there came that overpowering magic once again. Like when I first heard Emmy Lou Harris, a sound so clear and honest, penetrating to the very core of my being: that voice. Her guitar makes its impressive presence known soon thereafter and what a matched powerhouse combination of vox and ax. I had read that she was heavily influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan and I was expecting somewhat of a clone sound, but nothing like that. Honestly, the only true parallel I can draw between Ms. Rein and SRV is that their notes are never wasted, familiar tone to Stevie, but again the vocals: like Stevie's there is almost a spiritual quality to the sound of her voice."


Johnny P's Juke Joint Review

 "Rein has a beautiful country blues voice that carries so much strength and her guitar playing is pretty damn good. It better be, because this entire album is a labor of love for Rein as she wrote all the 12 songs on the album. Rein has done an admirable job with LONG ROAD and I have learned from her website, http://www.dianarein.com/, that she has recently teamed up with Papermoon Gypsys, a Southern California based group that should combine nicely with her to give her a rich full sound."




"Six-String Siren" Diana Rein's new album "Long Road" is profiled in a "One For The Road: New Tracks for Traveling" column. Will Phoenix writes, "Long Road appears to be a successful selection of personal blues rock-influenced original audio offerings that reveal Rein to be “The Real Thing”. One of the best songs on the disc, “Rebel With A Cause”, is a tuneful tribute inspired by iconic actor (James Dean). “The Real Thing” gets a bit funky with a track that is both new yet somehow retro and familiar. Rein gets into it on “Done Me Dirty”. It works but seriously look at her? What guy would do her wrong?"DIANA_REIN_LONG_ROAD_CD_REVIEW_LEISURE.COM.pdf

American Veterans Radio

LA Music Critic/Indie Voice Blog

"Rein won “Best CD – Female” for Long Road, “Best Blues Artist” and was the overwhelming selection for “Fan Favorite,” getting almost twice the votes of her nearest competitor."


American Blues Scene Magazine

"Diana Rein is one of the blues world’s rising stars. Long Road is the result of Rein’s being able to combine blues and rock seamlessly, not always the easiest thing to accomplish. “Wild One” is a stellar tune that exhibits in your grill guitar riffs, along with haunting vocals that have the listener playing along on air guitar! One of our favorites is “Livin’ Loud,” a slow-grooving number with a dark beat, destined to have heads bobbing throughout the song. Rein confirms she is a rare talent with the ability to capture the listener and hold them throughout the album. A gem that should be in every blues fan’s music library."


Blues Rock Review

"All of the songs in the album explain, in different levels, parts of her as a musician and as a person. In “Wild One” she even makes a reference to one of her biggest influences, Stevie Ray Vaughan, who could easily be imagined stomping his feet and nodding in approval listening to her solos in the electric guitar driven “Down Down Down” “Livin’ Loud” and “Green Light.” - Sofia Avila


Underground You Rock Interview

The Sunday Night Blues Project

"This one is a candidate for "Bruce's Top 10 Releases of 2016," mostly because Diana can really sing, and she's really good on the guitar, and she is a really good songwriter. It's the whole package! Throughout the dozen songs there is nowhere a clunker, nowhere to take a breath, no false steps. All of these songs are radio-ready.  An individual's work filled with talent and passion, a fine fine release."



Rock Bands of LA

"Singer/Songwriter/Performer/ Producer Diana  Rein will be  known mostly for her powerful “moaning style” vocal abilities, energetic disposition, majestic phrasing, and a great grasp of playing blues guitar. She did everything on her newly released album and most of the press won’t agree on what’s her greatest attribute … Its her as a song writer and vocalist that gives her the “swagger” that blues bands find  so out of their grasp."



Southland Blues Magazine


Blues Bytes

"More strong blues guitar follows on the slower "Wicked," where Rein's voice takes on more of a rich and ethereal tone. Good mixing in the studio here. Where she previously sounded like Emmy Lou, now her voice reminds me more of Neko Case. That's also a good thing. By the end of this song I was saying "Wow!" at the strength of Rein's vocals. Closing the album is a blues instrumental, "Peace," that shows off Rein's guitar prowess."


National Blues Review

Bman's Blues Report

" Wicked is a real nice blues ballad with a rich guitar guitar intro. Backing down and allowing her vocals carry the load, Rein gives the track real cross radio airplay opportunities, before coming back with her most adventurous guitar work to this point, venturing into Big Brother territory. Very nice."


Vents Magazine- 59th issue

Nashville Blues

"On her second album, “Long Road,” she wrote the songs, sings, plays lead, rhythm, bass AND drums!  She is sho’ nuff the whole package! Diana Rein bares her soul on this set, and “Long Road” is poised to bring her the recognition a talent of her magnitude so richly deserves!"



Making A Scene

Coming Up Magazine

The Alternate Root - CD Review

"Diana Rein lets her Blues evolve on Long Road, her recent release. It is the form of the genre that tunes her guitar, letting chords carve deep gashes into the emotion of the tracks and setting the notes free to wrap around the guilt of desire (“Wicked”), burn of betrayal (Down Down Down”), and welcome a triumphant return (“Come Back Home”)."


Sound Guardian Croatia- CD Review

Groove/Pix CD Review

"If “The Back Room” was more laid-back blues with sometimes that sexy hint of The Cardigans’ Nina Persson, this one is deep-down-heavier and a statement for Diana Rein being a true-blood blues performer, here to stay. That’s how you feel after listening to this album: coming out of a rollercoaster, dazed and confused, and left with a satisfied feeling but still hungry for more. I would rate this 10/10."


Music News Nashville

View From the Cheap Seats- CD Review

The Alternate Root Magazine- Top 10 songs of the week!

Preserving the Blues

Indie Pulse Magazine- CD Review

"I personally found the album to be both melodic and masterful, reaching for the sky Diana can take your breath away, and she creates images in your mind where you can witness the life lead by one so young yet so experienced. Songs of Sadness, Hope, Love found and lost, Dreams Fulfilled and Personal Triumph, no topic is untouched."


Trike's Trax

"On Long Road, Diana Rein, who was born in Romania and raised in Chicago, doesn't just show off her incredible guitar playing, which is reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan with a sprinkling of Buddy Guy & Jimi Hendrix, but also her powerful voice !!"



Long Road Album Press Release 2016

Rockwired Magazine - May Issue

Mixalis Blues Q&A