Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck is a New York-based singer-songwriter of intuitive folk. She has recorded six albums since 2000. Performing primarily with her voice and an acoustic guitar, Cluck has also been known to make sounds with piano, organ, harmonium, handmade-xylophone, and zither. She has been influenced by dogs and her home state of Pennsylvania. “Dogs inspire me and break my heart. They are joyful by nature and honest at all times. People imprison and domesticate dogs, rob them of their sex organs and then keep them around to stroke on. Humans keep pets as models of their own restraint. I am interested in ‘freeing the dog’.” Her music uses discordant effects and dynamic contrast.

Devendra Banhart, who included Diane Cluck’s music on his compilation “Golden Apples of the Sun”, once said of her: “My favorite singer/songwriter in all of New York City. I’m so happy to be alive at the same time she is because I get to see her perform. It’s her and guitar, or her and piano, or her and harmonium. Her lyrics are so good; when I play this for people they stop doing everything and are quiet for hours after.” 

Past collaborators include Jeffrey Lewis, CocoRosie, Toby Goodshank and Herman Düne. She has recently been touring and recording new songs with drummer, Anders Griffen.