“When your album kicks off with the bluesy, instantly memorable swagger of ‘I’ll Make Time For You’ and closes on the dark, churchy bittersweet tang of ‘Honey, Leave The Light On,’ you have tapped into a muse that is diverse, distinctive and delightfully edgy.”
“Diable’s bluesy rock gets Nashville glitz on this tambourine-bolstered barn-burner that rolls in like a summer storm and blooms like Southern magnolia.” – NPR on “Time Will Wait”
The sultry, soul drenched Southern drawl that was, and remains, Kristin Diable’s calling card combines with a heavily reverbed, somewhat retro production from Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson). The result is a substantial artistic leap forward in every respect, making the New Orleans’ based singer’s impressive prior work pale next to this newfound maturity in approach and sound.
“Kristin Diable is a singer-songwriter whose voice writes her autobiography. In her unabashed delivery, she’s got the ambition and self-awareness of a New Yorker, testament to the years she spent there as a young adult making contacts and a name for herself in the music industry. In the rhythm behind her and the twang of her long vowels, she’s got the easy, yeah-you-right swagger of her Louisiana roots.”
“Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Kristin Diable has seen it all — from a variety of locations, ranging from her native Louisiana to New York, where she also spent a great deal of time. All those influences come to light in her evocative new album, Create Your Own Mythology, which will be released Feb. 24.”
Not long ago, Kristin Diable experienced an epiphany. She’d just moved into her current Bywater home, and with the work done there was time to reflect on where life and music had taken her. “I sat on our roof in the Bywater, about a block from the Mississippi,” she recalls of the moment. “You could hear the boats going by, hear the train rumbling in the distance—I could see it all clearly. It’s not like the world had changed overnight, but there were a lot of life transitions going on and I was feeling kind of grateful. I could see that all the hard work and love and passion that I’d put into everything was really evolving and that life was really coming on.”
Kristin Diable has been a critical darling for some time now, performing at major festivals like Austin City Limits and earning praise for her brand of bluesy Americana. Now she’s getting ready to release her newest album Create Your Own Mythology, a collection of songs produced by Dave Cobb, who also helmed critically acclaimed albums for Jason Isbell (Southeastern) and Sturgill Simpson (Metamodern Sounds in Country Music).
New Orleans may not generally be known for singer-songwriters, but Kristin Diable’s changing that. Though her cell’s area code is still Manhattan, her heart is all New Orleans.
“She can croon, she can holler, she can sing, she can do it all! She can crush it!” – Katie Presley (NPR)
Louisiana singer-songwriter Kristin Diable has already snagged spots at festivals like Austin City Limits and opening for greats like Lucinda Williams, but the announce of her latest album Create Your Own Mythology has us thinking that 2015 may be Diable’s biggest year yet.