Diunna Greenleaf

DIUNNA GREENLEAF & BLUE MERCY with special guest BILLY BRANCH

On tour: from 21 to 31 July 2011 [Exclusive representation for all Europe]
Line Up: Diunna Greenleaf (vocals), Billy Branch (harp & vocals),  Jonn "Del Toro" Richardson (guitar) , Josh Preslar (guitar), Vernon Daniels (drums), Nick Charles (bass)

Website: www.diunna.com billybranch.com


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Diunna Greenleaf, the leader of Blue Mercy, is a native Texan (Houston) who has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (Gospel). She has developed "Diunna's style of Blues" in the same tradition as so many other great Texas blues men and women. She combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind of blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride.Diunna has opened for and performed with the likes of Bob Margolin, Keb Mo, Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, James Cotton, Carrie Bell, Big Bill Morganfield, Smoking Joe Kubek and B’Nois King, Anson Funderburge, Sam Meyers and the Rockets, Bernard Allison, Odetta, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, I.J. Gosey, Sherman Robertson, Kenny Neal, the late great Teddy “Cry Cry” Reynolds, and numerous others.
Diunna was again nominated for the "Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year" at the 2009 Blues Music Awards held in Memphis on May 7th. Diunna's most recent achievement was her win for "Best New Artist Debut" at the 2008 Blues Music Awards in Tunica, MS. She was also nominated for "Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year."
 
  
 


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