Will Diehl is a singer/songwriter with over a dozen CD releases that are available on all major digital download sites, including iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby, Spotify, and more. You can find more info at http://www.willdiehl.com.
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AUGUSTA, GA – “… musicians should take note and have their... more
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AUGUSTA, GA – “… musicians should take note and have their live and intimate sets recorded. For Will Diehl, the idea was nothing short of fantastic, as he recorded songs in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, Nev., at the cafes Simple Pleasures, Sacred Grounds and Newsbreak. Diehl’s sound can be compared to folk and soft rock contemporaries such as Jim Croce, James Taylor and Don Henley, with hints of country and classic rock… In this set of acoustic songs, Diehl gives off a warm, folksy vibe through various topics, including the ups and downs of love (“Star Out Tonight,” “Running Away from Love”), and social commentary (“I Don’t Believe It”). Warm poetics flow through “Sunlight Dancing,” which features a surprise from a soulful harmonica, and real, flawless lyrical savvy. Overall, “Cafes” is a timeless piece of acoustic musicianship. ” – From the Metro Spirit, Augusta, GA; Issue #20.30 willdiehl9
Will Diehl has an atmospheric style with his guitar playing that should dazzle followers of folk music. His playing actually creates moods and pictures in your head. Real folk isn’t about unplugging rock & roll. Acoustic guitars can paint images that electric riffs can’t. No, it’s not that one is superior to the other, but if you want to chill, let the rolling waves of the imagination swirl in your mind, only the best folk will do. An unknown gem of an artist, Diehl has strips the flesh from his soul on I Am Free and exposes the feelings inside. It’s more of a journey than an actual listening experience. It feels like you’re travelling with him, walking on the beach and gazing at the clouds, reflecting on life and its share of loves and losses. “Real Love” is the pick here, gorgeously sung and performed. I Am Free by Karla Ash
“By the time you reach the third track on Will Diehl’s I Am Free CD, it’s too late – you’ve fallen under his spell. It’s not really his voice that strikes you (although the man can sing well), it’s the easygoing, relaxing vibes that come across from his acoustic guitar. On “Sunlight Dancing,” Diehl hypnotizes your ears without you even realizing what he has done. The strings create a web of enchantment. If there was a record made for rainy days, this would be it. This is the kind of LP that makes you want to look out the window as tears pour down from the clouds. No, not because it’s sad, but because it’s beautiful.” - Elizabeth Jacobsen at Alternative Rock Review
“Originally released in 1995, before the Internet explosion that enabled indie musicians to release and promote records on their own without being dependent on a label, this heartwarming folk record deserves a wider audience. Singer/songwriter Will Diehl is one of those artists who usually falls through the cracks. I have a library filled with them, in fact — talented musicians who, for one reason or another, haven’t gotten the widespread recognition they deserve.
Part of it has to do with marketing. This isn’t MTV fluff, nor is it an edgy work for college radio. Rather, it’s an easy listening record that gradually reveals its subtle charms. Recorded in the gloom and doom of the ’90s, this record speaks nothing of the decade it originated from. Diehl will most likely remind you of mellow rockers from the ’70s, like Dan Fogelberg and Bread.
The song titles (“You Are the Warmth,” “True Love,” “Real Love,” etc.) tell you what to expect. For those with no appetite for folk, Diehl won’t change your mind; however, only a person with a heart of stone could hate music this friendly and gentle. Diehl’s guitar playing is soothing and his voice goes down like warm milk in a thunderstorm.”
Kyrby Raine – Ink19less