BuffaloBuffalo - Niagara
Best of WNY.com/Reviews  /  Best of WNY Music.com
Diane Kallay
-Paisley Blues-
By Bob Silvestri

Buffalo Music Award winner Diane Kallay has released her debut CD titled Paisley Blues. A long time veteran of the local music scene Kallay has fronted such bands as Suspect, Red Rain, Kinship and Urban Renewal. After dabbling in various styles from country to soul she seems to have found her groove singing a blues soul hybrid displayed on the disc. Having played at venues from Thursday At The Square to Artpark and having opened for artist such as Dave Mason, The Marshall Tucker Band and Shemika Copeland to name a few, Kallay has refined her voice and chops for her first release. Kallay does not hog the show here and lets her band (Tom Ryan-drums, George del Valle-bass, Greg Straka-saxaphone and Rick Johnson-guitars) spread out and show their chops as well. From the first track “I’m A Good Woman” Kallay sets the tempo with the big sound and declaration of femininity, a recurring theme. Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want To Make Love To You” comes across as coy and pleading in Kallay’s hands as opposed to the testosterone driven original. She shows her rocker side on “Love To Burn” and her tender side on the acoustic blues of the title track. Highlight here is “If You Will” a slow smoky blues number. Kallay does some fine vocal acrobatics on this one from sexy to soaring. For more on Paisley Blues and Diane Kallay go towww.dianekallay.com

Best of WNY
Message Board
Photo Gallery
WNY  Page

Copyright © 2006 Best of WNY.com
Hosted by LKPro.com
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.