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There’s Nothing Traditional About Blues Artist Diana Rein.
Romanian Blood. Diana’s parents escaped communist Romania in 1981 when she was 3 years old. They arrived in Chicago, on Halloween with only $50 and a dream for a better life. Diana brought her family's strong Romanian work ethic to performing arts school, where her talents flourished, eventually leading her to a role in the classic American 90’s comedy "Home Alone”.
Chicago Soul. Diana's love of Blues started at 8, when her parents brought her to a Chicago Blues Club, arranging to have her perform some songs with the band. This was a defining moment. A blues artist was born. Over the years, Diana's music heroes and influences emerged: SRV, Prince, and Philip Sayce to name a few. But it all started back in Chicago, the home of amazing Blues legends like Buddy Guy.
California Heart. Diana followed her heart to California, where it would be broken repeatedly and made stronger each time. With experience came strength, self-reliance and plenty of songwriting material. At one point when hope was slipping away, Diana promised to make music her life's work and grabbed the reins on her songwriting and guitar playing.
Music never stopped knocking and Diana is glad she finally swung the door wide open and let it in. So are her fans. Today Diana calls Southern California home, where she continues to release original music and play what feels good for anyone who will listen. Her promise to her fans is that she will never stop making music and growing as an artist.
“Long Road displays Rein's scorching guitar riffs and sultry vocals. The perfect blend of hard-hitting blues and rock guaranteed to excite blues fans!” - AMERICAN BLUES SCENE
“Long Road is proof that Diana Rein can do whatever she wants musically - writing, singing, or playing. An unbelievable album from an unbelievable talent!” - BLUE MONDAY MONTHLY
“Capable of conveying vulnerability or toughness in equal measure and adds a versatility to her music. She's got the tools and the talent.” - BLUES BYTES
“Give a good listen to both the heartbroken 'Wicked' and the pleading 'Don't Walk Away.' Keep an eye out for Diana Rein.” - BLUES ROCK REVIEW
“I can't recall a recording by an artist early in their career that left me longing to hear their future than Diana Rein.” - BLUESROCKERS
“Strong commercial potential...on Long Road, Diana Rein shows real clarity in vocal performance on a well-written ballad with ultra-clean Fender guitar work.” - BMANS BLUES REPORT
“Strong set of original tunes...fine guitarist and has a haunting Emmylou Harris-like quality to her vocals.” - FRIDAY BLUES FIX
“Wonderful collection of songs with a sense of passion in every note. If you love the blues with a Western/rock range, fueled by beauty and desire, then Long Road is the album you have been waiting to hear.” - INDIE PULSE MUSIC
“Sultry vocals and killer guitars ain't the half of it, folks. On her second album, Long Road, Diana Rein wrote the songs, sings, plays lead, rhythm, bass AND drums! She is sho' nuff the whole package!” - NASHVILLE BLUES SOCIETY