On the evening of Sunday, January 10, 2016, the electrifying Kristin Diable made her much anticipated return to Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL. Callaghan’s has become one of the region’s most beloved venues by musicians and fans alike, the perfect location for such an artist as Diable.
Diable’s second time at Callaghan’s was exactly what music fans needed on this cold winter night – something hot and full of alluring energy!
I was unable to attend her previous performance at Callaghan’s (I was attending shows up the East Coast), but The Line contributors, Stephen Anderson and Robby Amonett, had nothing but high praise for the night of music. I have had the honor of seeing Diable on number of occasions, including South By Southwest 2015 in Austin, a performance at the House of Blues in New Orleans, and when she opened a show for The Lone Bellow at The Thirsty Hippo in the college town of Hattiesburg, MS so I was definitely enthusiastic to see her again.
Since the February 24, 2015 release of Diable’s album “Create Your Own Mythology”, she has garnered enormous praise from critics and a growing fanbase. Several magazines and websites ranked her album on their “Best of 2015” album lists. The contributors at The Southland Music Line also placed it high on all our year-end lists.
I see a lot of live shows (300+ shows in 2015) in my quest to continue this lifelong music-filled journey. There is nothing quite as rewarding as attending a show by a musician or band that you know is on their way to achieving further widespread attention for their music or spectacular live presence like that of Kristin Diable!
Kristin Diable is quickly getting much deserved attention. Her performance, backed by a killer band at Callaghan’s, provided me with every reason to feel what I am saying has strong merit. Diable has what it takes and it is likely that she will continue to grow in popularity – this is nothing new for musicians/bands that have performed at Callaghan’s in recent years such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Alabama Shakes.
While watching Diable and despite a totally different music genre, she reminded me of a young Debbie Harry. Kristin Diable radiates the same kind of stage presence, and like Blondie’s frontwoman, she has the music to prove herself as someone to notice beyond her obvious outer beauty. When these things combine, it something powerful and special. It displays what transpires from one’s soulful inner beauty.
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