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Diane Izzo

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  • Years Active: 1990s


Biography All Music Guide

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Diane Izzo originally picked up the guitar at the age of 21 for the intentions of having music at her side while she gruely traveled from state to state. While working odd jobs and selling blood for a living, her verse-chorus-verse melodies and lyrical motivation of struggle and personal solace helped her keep it together mentally over the years until her eventual residence in Chicago. With the encouragement of friends who advised her to play outside of her living room, Izzo started recording her compositions on a four-track in 1998, which led to the success of critical acclaim and coffee house apperances soon after. Leading to a deal with Sugar Free Records, Izzo finally captured her heartfelt emotion on the album One, which debuted in 1999.