080113 Pitman's Hosting Diane Blue Big Band Friday night (206)

LACONIA —The Diane Blue Big Band will be performing at Pitman's  Freight Room on Friday, August 2 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Boston's Diane Blue is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer.


Voted "Outstanding Female Singer" in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers' Poll, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B. She won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

She was nominated "Best Blues/R&B Act" and "Best Female Vocalist" in 2007 by the Providence Phoenix and also nominated "Best Local Blues Act" by Motif Magazine in 2007. Diane has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former sideman for Muddy Waters), Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans), among others. Ms. Blue tours in the U.S. and abroad as a featured performer.

Diane is joined by Johnny Blue Horn Moriconi (trumpet/vocals), Mario Perrett (sax/vocals), Joe Barger (keys/vocals), Bobby Gus (guitar), Lenny Bradford (Bass/vocals) and Jeff "Jungle Boy" Thompson (drums).

For more information check www.pitmansfreightroom.com