Trying to Hold on By Diunna Greenleaf
Diunna Greenleaf's Latest Album
Traditional Blues Album • Trying to Hold On
Nominated for the Koko Taylor Award-Traditional Blues Female by The 33rd Blues Music Awards
The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists.
Diunna Greenleaf, the leader of Blue Mercy, is a native Texan (Houston) who has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (Gospel). She has developed "Diunna's style of Blues" in the same tradition as so many other great Texas blues men and women. She combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind of blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride.