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Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
“There is no place to hide on a stage when you play solo or with just one other musician and the award-winning Jones has it down to a fine art.” –Joe Giltrap, Irish Post
Folk Songs, It Turns Out, Were in Diana Jones’s Blood
Diana Jones is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in New York and Nashville. She grew up in the Northeast with no art or music in her home, the adopted daughter of a chemical engineer. During her childhood and adolescence, she felt an almost mystical, seemingly inexplicable attraction to rural Southern music, but it wasn’t until her late 20s, when she located her birth family in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee, that her deep affinity for traditional folk and Appalachian music began to make sense.
Her 2006 recording, My Remembrance of You, earned her a nomination as Best Emerging Artist at the Folk Alliance Awards, leading to tours with Richard Thompson and Mary Gauthier, appearances at folk festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, and covers of her songs by Gretchen Peters and Joan Baez.
Her next recordings, Better Times Will Come (2009) and High Atmosphere (2011), established Diana’s reputation as one of the premier artists in the folk music/Americana world.
Museum of Appalachia Recordings (2013) was released in the UK and EU by Proper Records and in the US by Goldmine Records. She maintains an active touring schedule in Europe, U.K. and Ireland, and the United States.
Diana’s (2016) release is Diana Jones Live in Concert, out on Proper UK and Goldmine Records US.