Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Contemporary folk with some country and traditional influences
Most recent release, December in Vermont (seasonal, 2004)
Other contemporary folk singer/songwriters
Mostly own; occasional covers and traditional songs
A contemporary folk singer-songwriter. She has a pretty voice, and has won songwriting awards. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Paintbrush is the first we've heard
See website for availability
Recommended for contemporary folk fans
Diane Zeigler—guitar, vocals
T-Bone Wolk—accordion, mandolin
Diane Zeigler and Geoff Sather
While this album isn't going to win over anyone who doesn't already like singer-songwriters in the contemporary folk genre, Diane Zeigler has a very pretty voice and will certainly draw folk fans. The tracks range from bouncy and lively to very traditional-feeling. The overall feel is upbeat and earnest, but she can also sound bluesy. Her version of "Wild Mountain Thyme" here is particularly lovely. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A really beautiful Christmas album, one that I enjoy listening to each year. Overall it's on the quieter, contemplative side—not at all boring but unfussy in the same way that Mary Chapin Carpenter's Come Darkness, Come Light is. It's hard to name stand-outs since the album is of such high quality throughout, but "The Cherry Tree Carol" is noteworthy for its use of a different melody and more verses than most versions. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Diane Zeigler covered "In the Middle" on Remembering Rachel: The Songs of Rachel Bissex (2005).
Thanks to Sophia Gurley and JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry
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