An evening with Royal Wood and Diana Chittester
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
9th Ward at Babeville, Buffalo, NY
One of the most accomplished singer-songwriters in Canada, Royal Wood takes on the world with the release of his new album GHOST LIGHT on Outside Music, available January 27, 2017.
When he saw the Montreal jazz bars and coffee houses weren't opening any doors for him, Royal headed West to Toronto to realize his dream as a singer-songwriter. With the release of his debut album TALL TALES, and touring all over Canada, his hard work was met with critical acclaim which led to a follow up record, A GOOD ENOUGH DAY.
Then, the accolades began to pour in; multiple Juno Award nominations, he was named iTunes Songwriter of the Year as well as opportunities to tour with David Gray, Sarah Harmer, My Morning Jacket and Elizabeth and the Catapult. Royal relocated to LA to record GHOST LIGHT with co-producer Bill Lefler, and instead of hiring session players to perform on the songs, Royal took it upon himself to play almost every instrument on the new album.
Diana has teamed up with JUNO award winning Canadian artist, Royal Wood to do a winter tour that kicks off in his home town of Peterborough Ontario, and into 10 US cities. She will be introducing songs off her new album set to be released in Spring of 2017.
Diana Chittester stands alone on stage with her arsenal of acoustic guitars. Her solo show is brought to life by signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar without the use of gadgets or a looper. She blends her intricate finger-picking guitar style with intelligent and articulate lyrics. The personal stories and vulnerability she shares on stage resonates with audiences as she invites them along on her journey.
“If you don't believe an acoustic solo performance can fill a room with raw power, elegance and intelligence concurrently, you haven't experienced Diana Chittester”
- Jennifer Conn (The Devil Strip)
Grace Stumberg is a creator of friendly original music that grabs the ears of any listener. Born in Buffalo, NY, Stumberg is inspired by raw simple songwriting that really rocks out, and her music is a genre that can be explained as pop/rock/funky and sometimes folk; never fully understood until experienced. She has learned the ways of the “touring world” by serving as folk legend Joan Baez’s personal assistant since November 2011, and back-up singer since 2012.