Singer/songwriter Irene Diaz is often described as a modern torch singer in the making, spilling rich, dark puddles of lovesick emotion with every note. Her lyrics are from the Nina Simone school of songwriting—words that demand deep contemplation, preferably over Jameson and a cigarette at 3 a.m. "Torch singers are very dramatic," she says. "My writing and performances can be very... More >>>