NEW YORK – Diane Birch had just finished singing the title track from her new album when she had a little chat onstage. The show, in a dimly lit supper club here called City Winery, was airing live on WFUV Radio, and host Carmel Holt was riffing on the name of the song Birch had just sung.
“Very nice. Speak a little louder,” Holt said. “It’s been a little while. Where you been, Diane?”