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Diane Zeigler

Country of origin:


Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk with some country and traditional influences


Most recent release, December in Vermont (seasonal, 2004)

See also:

AllMusic's Diane Zeigler's page


Other contemporary folk singer/songwriters

Covers/own material:

Mostly own; occasional covers and traditional songs

General comments:

A contemporary folk singer-songwriter. She has a pretty voice, and has won songwriting awards. (

Recommended first album:

Paintbrush is the first we've heard


  • Diane Zeigler: Live 1993 (live, 1993)
  • Sting of the Honeybee (1995)
  • These Are The Roots (2000)
  • Paintbrush (2002)
  • December in Vermont (seasonal, 2004)


Release info:




Ecto priority:

Recommended for contemporary folk fans

Group members:

Diane Zeigler—guitar, vocals

Guest artists:

T-Bone Wolk—accordion, mandolin
Geoff Sather—bass, backpacker guitar, harmony, percussion, fretless bass, slide guitar, electric guitar, congas, percussion
Gregory Douglass—harmonies
Carter Stowell—drums, tambourine, congas
Patty Casey—harmony
Sarah Blair—fiddle
Mark Roberts—khanjira
Chuck Eller—piano, accordion, Hammond B-3
Adam Frehm—dobro
Mary Jane Austin—keyboard
Beau Stapleton—mandolin
Kathleen Zeigler Eustace—harmony
Mike Zeigler—harmony
Nell Sather—solo
Michael Stanosusso—upright bass

Produced by:

Diane Zeigler and Geoff Sather


While this album isn't going to win over anyone who doesn't already like singer-songwriters in the contemporary folk genre, Diane Zeigler has a very pretty voice and will certainly draw folk fans. The tracks range from bouncy and lively to very traditional-feeling. The overall feel is upbeat and earnest, but she can also sound bluesy. Her version of "Wild Mountain Thyme" here is particularly lovely. (

December in Vermont

Release info:




Ecto priority:

Highly recommended


A really beautiful Christmas album, one that I enjoy listening to each year. Overall it's on the quieter, contemplative side—not at all boring but unfussy in the same way that Mary Chapin Carpenter's Come Darkness, Come Light is. It's hard to name stand-outs since the album is of such high quality throughout, but "The Cherry Tree Carol" is noteworthy for its use of a different melody and more verses than most versions. (JoAnn Whetsell)

Further info:

Diane Zeigler covered "In the Middle" on Remembering Rachel: The Songs of Rachel Bissex (2005).

Thanks to Sophia Gurley and JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry

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