Valentino, Diane Birch’s One Take Wonder

It’s been a heck of a year since I first heard Diane Birch’s debut album, “Bible Belt”. At SXSW last year, I had the privilege of pulling together a show at the Driskill for Diane to play acapella with her band- it was a true highlight for me.

This year, I split before music began, but I did catch up with Steve Greenberg on our Twitter and Music Panel- he’s one of the producers on Bible Belt, and a generally amazing music guy.

During the panel, he showed us Diane’s new video for Valentino, which had just gone live that day. Valentino’s one of my fave tracks on Bible Belt, kind of boppy yet retro, with the unusual topic of Diane bidding adieu to her childhood imaginary friend, Valentino. I dare you to listen and try to get it out of your head- it gets in there.

So this video was shot all in one take, although it was shot 56 times prior to get that one.:) Imagine how many times we change clothes to get ready for one party, and multiply by gazillion- that was Diane’s day. I’m impressed.

Let me know what you think, and what other singer/songwriter girls do I need to be checking out right now?

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  1. Britt Neal Tuesday - 23 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    Still below the radar, but Galia Arad is making rounds in the NYC singer/songwriter scene and she has a new album dropping soon... great sultry sound, clever lyrics. I think you can preview a lot of the tracks from her blog at Or for a different flavor, you could check out my stuff at Old news :) Britt
  2. Ri, The Music Savvy Mom Tuesday - 23 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    Great vid! Laura Marling has been my "go to" chick singer/songwriter for a while now. <3 her. .-= Ri, The Music Savvy Mom´s last blog ..My kind of Holiday! =-.
  3. Jess Wednesday - 14 / 04 / 2010 Reply
    I love Diane Birch. I found her not long ago and am glad I did. I am also totally in love with Brandi Carlile. She's on album #3 and I've seen her live several times. She totally rocks! .-= Jess´s last blog ..Eventful Weekend and a Second Accident Report =-.

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