Diane Blue Big Band at Pitman’s Friday evening

ACONIA — The Diane Blue Big Bandwill be at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.. Admission is $12.

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.

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)

Catered dinner available before the show. Call for information and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com