About Dianna Cristaldi
Cristaldi's voice is not typical for the new crop of Christian, nor country music. There is a plaintive beauty in her husky, world-weary voice; she piles layers of honest emotion in nearly every track, reeling listeners into her personal narratives. At times Cristaldi's Americana stylings take center stage as on "Hey You," which also has a spiritual bent, while on "What Can I Do?" and "Temptations" Cristaldi loosens her bluesy side with explosive results. Although Cristaldi isn't coy about exposing her vulnerable side ("I've Got Nothing Left" is self-explanatory), she can be tough and confident, too, as shown in the rattling swagger of "Mountain's Majesty."
Christian and country artists are often afraid to comment on politics in their music and often safely march to the right when they do. But Cristaldi bravely speaks of tolerance towards other religions on "Far Away" and condemns young soldiers being sent to their slaughter in Iraq in "No More." Nevertheless, the lyrics lean neither to the left nor the right; Cristaldi is simply communicating from her heart, which is the essence of all art.
Dianna Cristaldi: www.diannamusic.com
Robert M. Sutton
By Dianna Cristaldi, 2012-01-06
Guest performances by the legendary Ben Vereen will be featured on Diannaâs upcoming releaseâ¦.
âWhere there is music and magic there you are for you came here like a whisper from God. Sweet thee melody, lovely the tune, when sung in the time of the heart . Listen you, hear, then sing alongâ¦â¦ She sings of love, she sings of me, she sings of you, she sings, she sings of love, she has sung of us now we can danceâ¦.. Sing lover sing.â ~Ben Vereen