Diana Rein ‘reins’ in the audience with sultry, soulful sounds at record launch

Temecula blues artist Diana Rein performs during her CD release party at the Merc Friday, Aug. 16. Shawna Sarnowski photo
For Temecula singer Diana Rein, it’s all about the blues, something her new album “Queen Of My Castle” proves in spades. Traversing a wide range of emotions, “Queen Of My Castle” strikes a chord in the listeners soul as Rein moves through every aspect of the blues genre from singing the blues to celebrating love, happiness and life, something she showcased with ease at her launch party held at the Merc in Temecula. Friday, Aug. 16. During the show, Rein performed much of the new album, a follow-up to her critically acclaimed “Long Road.” From the soulful, toe-tapping “Yes I sing the Blues” to the hard rocking, “Heat,” Rein showed a versatile voice and sharper than sharp songwriting skills with some meaty guitar licks thrown in for good measure. Rein said that
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