Streaming Friday, June 18-
Friday, July 9
From the Archives:
The archived show available June 18 – July 9 will feature the April 27, 2018 concert by Diana Jones. We regret to report that there were problems with the quality of the recording of the Feb. 16, 2018 concert featuring Amythyst Kiah and Irish Mythen.
Diana Jones is an American singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Jones’s career gained wider critical acclaim in 2006 with the release of her album, My Remembrance of You. The album made a number of critics end-of-the-year “best of” lists. The Chicago Tribune rated the album as the “best country recording of 2006” and described Jones as “an Americana gem”, whose sound rides “an old-timey vibe that never sounds fussy, … in a voice subtly shaded by the high lonesome sound.”
Jones has also won a number of songwriting competitions including the venerable “New Folk” competition at the 2006 Kerrville Folk Festival. Her song “Pony” was nominated as “Song of the Year” by the North American Folk Alliance, and Jones herself was nominated as “Emerging Artist of the Year” for 2006.
Since her 2006 breakthrough album, My Remembrance of You, Diana Jones has been a major literary voice in contemporary song. She is rooted in the Appalachian traditions of her birth family, and has proven unusually adept at distilling complicated cultural forces down to a particular person in a particular time and place. “Henry Russell’s Last Words,” for example, was based on a 1927 letter written by a dying West Virginia coal miner.