on Wild Women & Friends
with host Sandy Snyder
Thursday August 2, 2012 8-9pm ET
Diane Cluck [facebook, twitter], a singer-songwriter recently relocated to Charlottesville, VA from Brooklyn, NY will appear on Wild Women & Friends to promote her current Song-of-the-Week project and play a live set.
Diane has been performing her original brand of intuitive folk around New York City and the wider world since 2000. Her songs have been noted for their “irregular, or even cellular, logic” (Other Music), her singing compared to “the broken coo of an outraged owl or howling bark of a horny dove” (Voodoo-Eros). Her self-taught guitar style, influenced by years of playing classical piano, has been described by The Village Voice as “brilliant” and “idiosyncratic.” Known for oblique vocal harmonies on recording, Diane’s live show focuses on singing as a healing, textural experience, leaving space in which listeners may wander, ponder or simply be.
Diane’s six home-recorded albums have received international distribution and acclaim; songs from “Oh Vanille / ova nil” appeared in the film “Margot at The Wedding” and the U.K. television series, “Skins.” She has toured the U.S., U.K. and Europe, and often works with jazz-inspired drummer Anders Griffen. Past collaborators include CocoRosie, Jeffrey Lewis and André Herman Düne. A current generation of songwriters, including Sharon Van Etten, Laura Marling, Emmy the Great and Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) have cited Diane’s work as influential.
In April 2012, Diane launched Song-of-the-Week--a fan-funded, subscription-based project through her website, in which she is writing, recording and delivering twenty-four new songs to subscribers. The project highlights Diane’s unique songwriting along with her creative photography, drawings and recipes.
(In support of her musicianship, which includes late hours and the rigors of touring, Diane is a practicing herbalist and all-around kitchen witch.)