14–15 March 2018
Always a pleasure to welcome back the one and only Diane Cluck. The New York-based singer-songwriter of intuitive folk music has been influential in the development of the Anti-folk scene as well as collaborating with Jeffrey Lewis, and Hermane Dune. Her performances here over the years have always been very special and these two nights should be no exception.
“Diane Cluck is a virtuosic talent with an emotionality that feels at once ancient and alien. Her mastery of her voice as an ecstatic instrument is so compelling.” – Anohni (of Antony & The Johnsons)
“Cluck's sparse compositions seem to float defiantly from some fortress the conscious self had long left behind” – The Providence Phoenix
Diane Cluck is a Virginia-based singer-songwriter. Her ecstatic vocal style has been noted for its uniquely clipped, glottal beauty. She accompanies herself on instruments ranging from guitar to piano, harmonium, zither, percussion, and toy accordian, and often plays alongside cellist Isabel Castellvi.
Fellow folk musician Devendra Banhart championed her early, referring to her as “my favorite singer-songwriter in all of New York City”, and choosing one of her songs for his Golden Apples of the Sun compilation. Other supporters / collaborators include CocoRosie, who invited Cluck to open shows in the U.S. and Europe and released her Countless Times album through their personal label imprint.
“Diane Cluck seems like more of a force of nature than a mere singer/songwriter. She is the rare archetypal artist (without ironic quotes) though whom something pure and true flows.” - Brainwashed
In 2012 Diane launched Song-of-the-Week–a fan-funded, subscription-based project through her website in which she writes, records and delivers new songs to subscribers. The process helped her develop many of the songs that appear on Boneset, and continues to generate new material for her live shows and future albums.