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.
"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. Queen Of My Castle is a compelling listen. The band is solid throughout the album and lends strong support from the first track to the last but there’s no doubt who is the queen of THIS castle!" - BIG CITY RHYTHM & BLUES MAGAZINE
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 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.
"When you want something so bad it feels like a curse...Heading down a narrow path. Don't let them make you feel small and question your Worth.” ~ lyrics from the song “Worth” off Diana’s forthcoming album "Queen of My Castle."