Nothing to Prove Something to Say
'Nothing To Prove... Something To Say' is the first full-length CD release from Red Queen Records recording artist Tanya Diona. Collaborating with Apollo Theater musician Russell Graham (keyboardist and guitarist for Ray Chew) and Joey Diggs (vocalist and vocal arranger for Rick James), Diona has written an album of songs that draw upon her Western New York roots, her Buffalo-area musical upbringing, and her New York City real-life experiences. Diona's broad vocal range provides a vast palette from which she can draw whatever emotion a song requires, intimate where appropriate, soaring where necessary. Listeners will recognize and appreciate the solid musical foundation, grounded in funk and r&b reminiscent of Teena Marie, Rick James, Chaka Khan and the like; but with a modern-pop sensibility. As the album title so clearly states, Diona's songs and singing have nothing to prove - but something to say.