It was a packed house at City Winery that greeted New York singer-songwriter Diane Birch and her band, as she treated fans and FUV Marquee members to a ton of new material off her sophomore effort, Speak A Little Louder (due October 15). It's been four years since her debut, Bible Belt, caught our ear with her big voice and soulful piano style. Just the night before, Diane had been on stage with Elvis Costello and The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl, and earlier this year, she was at Carnegie Hall singing "Raspberry Beret" at the Prince tribute show there. In fact, Prince himself just graced the stage at City Winery a few weeks ago, and we got a good Prince story from Diane and a lot more, during our entertaining interview. One thing is for sure, Diane Birch knows how to steal hearts, and definitely did that once again last night.
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