“An unaffected style that feels honest and organic. She truly conveys the story of the lyric ”
— ALL ABOUT VOCALS
Singer/guitarist, Diane Hubka exclaimes, "I'm getting back to my musical roots, singing and playing the folk songs I grew up with in the 70's!" Exploring songs from the Americana melting pot: Folk, Acoustic Country, Blues and Swing, she currently plays with acclaimed guitarist, Alan Corrao. The duo performs songs by John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Allman Brothers, and Johnny Cash.
Originally from Western Maryland, this Blue-Ridge Mountain-bred artist grew up in a musical family and learned violin, trombone and guitar from an early age. "My mother had been in a folk singing group in the 1960's. At home I played guitar, my sister played piano and we all sang harmonies." During her senior year in college, Diane studied jazz guitar and developed a passion for jazz that led her to studying in New York and performing in major clubs on the East Coast from Washington, DC to New York City. She was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and headlined at notable New York venues Blue Note, Birdland and Knitting Factory.
In 2005 Diane relocated to Los Angeles, where she performed at iconic venues Jazz Bakery, Catalina's, Vitello's and Charlie O's. She recorded with Anthony Wilson, Joe La Barbera, Christian Jacob, Larry Koonse and Peter Sprague. With six internationally acclaimed CD's, the singer/guitarist headlined throughout the US as well as Turkey and Japan, where she was sponsored by the Sinatra Society of Japan. She appeared in Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama, and "dazzled the Japanese audiences with her intelligent improvisations and energy." (EASTWIND IMPORT.)
"Diane Hubka simply will not disappoint. She continues to sing beautifully... balancing on her lovely sustained tones with the wiliness of a unicyclist." (CADENCE)