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Diana Catherine and the Thrusty Tweeters

Americana/Canadiana

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
member since: Jan 22, 2010

Introduction

Ladies and Gents, this group of unruly characters will spin yer marbles, Cause yer feet to tap, and provide a warm fuzzy feeling all over; Sonically described as “Northern” Americana, these Tweeters are very thrustable. These boys (Matt Blackie, Nic DiSanto and Kevin Robinson), Led by the cutting intensity of Diana Catherine, are a family of travelin’, misfit, musical gypsies who always bring a party to town. “ We try to make music people can have a good time to” Says Diana “ I love it when I can relate to a song and I hope people feel they can relate to mine.” What they create together inspires a journey that's both soul-stirring and exhilarating. Accompanied by confident vocals, splashes of harmonica, tight rhythm and tasty guitar, the Tweeters provide you a countrified jaunt. These are fetching songs evoking the spirit of the heartland.

Diana paired with her boys in late 2008 to play many live shows including various summer festivals such as Come Together and the Mariposa after party. They have had successful tours across Canada and the southern United States, Including a Canadian Showcase in Nashville, TN where Diana and Matt accompanied the great Colin Linden and our Folk Collective( Sarah Burton, Cindy Doire, Andrea Ramolo and Ory Noman to name a few) for a great version of The Band’s ‘The Weight’. “We are very much a travelin’ band, we love to tour and meet new people. It’s my favorite part of being a musician, the ability to meet so many great people all over the continent and one day the world” explains Diana. But in between travels they continue to grow their fan base in the place they call home, Toronto.

In their most recent venture Diana and the Tweeters traveled down to Sarasota, Florida to record their new album, The Spirit Ranch Sessions, with Bud Snyder, studio experienced engineer/ producer who has worked with such legendary greats as Tom Dowd. Producer/Engineer Credits Include The Allman Brothers, Greg Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, Jeff Buckley, Derek Trucks and the list goes on.

This album takes you through a barrage of rock, blues, country and soul. You can't quite put your finger on their sound but it feels familiar. These are stories about people you've known and experiences we've all had.

Recently featured on CBC's Fresh Air with Mark Rheaume in 2009 and chosen as one of Marks TOP 8 Ontario Bands of 2009. Riveting Riffs Blog calls us a band "we feel will make a big splash on the music scene" in 2010. As for 2010, we're bringing the album to you in a nation wide tour. Are you feelin' Thrusty?