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POSTPONED – Closing event for What We Bring with singer songwriter Diana Jones
March 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM| $15
Closing event for What We Bring
with singer songwriter Diana Jones
Known for her gritty, literary, Appalachian influenced songs recorded by Joan Baez and others, Diana Jones performs songs from her repertoire and her forthcoming album, Song to a Refugee. A spokesperson from an organization that works with refugees will talk about how to get involved.
Award winning, US singer songwriter Diana Jones is known for her gritty, literary, Appalachian influenced songs. Adopted as an infant and raised in Long Island, NY, the fact that Diana couldn’t get enough of her brother’s Johnny Cash records finally made sense when she found her birth family and musical roots in the Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Her maternal grandfather, who had formed his first teenage band with a young Chet Atkins, was happy to pass on the culture and the music that he loved to his granddaughter.
Diana’s first album ‘My Remembrance Of You’ (Proper Records) in 2006 garnered rave reviews internationally and set her on a path which would see her release four further critically acclaimed albums: Better Times Will Come (2008), High Atmosphere (2011), Museum Of Appalachia Recordings (2013) and Live In Concert (2016). She has toured the globe, including performances at prestigious events such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Levon Helm’s Ramble in Woodstock, NY, and Bimhuis in Amsterdam, and shared stages with the likes of Richard Thompson, Janis Ian and Mary Gauthier. She has also appeared on world-renowned TV and radio shows Later With Jools Holland, BBC4 Folk America, BBC4’s Songwriters Circle and BBC Radio 2 Country with Bob Harris. Diana’s progressive, yet historically rich, songs have been recorded by artists including Joan Baez and Gretchen Peters and have won her awards from Kerrville Folk Festival, New Song Festival and nominations from International Folk Alliance.
Song To A Refuge (Proper Records, April 24 2020), Diana’s 6th solo recording, gives voice to the stories of asylum seekers worldwide; a testament to Diana’s commitment to social justice through her gifts as a consummate songwriter and performer. “The work has everything to do with my own need to connect with others around this important issue. At concerts I invite a spokesperson from a local refugee organization to speak during the intermission and the audience can ask questions and find out how they can help. I’ve watched people get involved immediately.”