Unwrapped at the Box - Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey

Published by Box Factory for the Arts

Saturday 1st of December 2018

Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph

International touring artists Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey are a dynamic duo, a perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues and cabaret. They take their act to festivals, clubs and theatres around the world and are known for creating an atmosphere of intimacy with their humor and joyful interactions with the audience. We are thrilled to welcome to our stage for their first performance at the Box Factory for the Arts!

Recent performances include the Thredbo Blues Festival in Australia; Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Fenn Valley Vineyard in Michigan; Yoshi's in Oakland, California; and the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland.

Lisa has been inducted into the Tucson Music Hall of Fame and Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and appeared on the Grammy-nominated CD, "Ladies Man" with Pinetop Perkins.

Diane and Lisa have co-produced several CDs on their label, Owl's Nest Productions, including Diane's "I Never Knew", Lisa's "Trio", "Bring Your Own Boa" for Lisa Otey and the Desert Divas, and Diane & Lisa's duo CDs, "You Got What I Want", "Wild Women" and their Christmas hit, "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe".

Here's what people are saying about Diane and Lisa:

"Diane is one of the finest instinctually pure singers I have heard"

-Tucson Weekly

"Van Deurzen's voice is warm and soothing, pouring out the lyrics with effortless control."

-Tucson Lifestyles

"Whenever these two artists perform together, people comment on their easy rapport and emotional connection. Otey's piano and vocals are hot and steamy. Van Deurzen sings sweetly. Together they blend like a musical cappuccino with extra foam on top." -Chuck Graham

"Fun stuff from Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen. (Wild Women) is a tribute in song to 100 years of women blues singers with a great mix of sass, sentimentality, and humor." -Duncan Hudson, KXCI

"They put their hearts and souls into each song they sang and the fun they exuded on stage was infectious as it engulfed the audience.   Hand clapping, toe tapping, smiles, hoots and hollers prevailed throughout their 2 hour performance. People are still talking about their uplifting performance and can't wait for them to return" -Clearwater Tribune