Diana Jones

Diana Jones

Diana Jones is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in 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. In 2005, she won first prize at the Kerrville Folk Festival for her song Pony. 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. She maintains an active touring schedule in Europe, U.K. and Ireland, and the United States. Diana has performed and toured with Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Ralph Stanley, and Janis Ian.
Her new release is Museum of Appalachia Recordings, a collection of songs that evoke Diana’s love of old-time Appalachian music handed down to her by her grandfather. Recorded live, with just two additional musicians, at the Museum of Appalachian in Clinton, Tennessee, the new cd harkens back to another era, and is further testament to Diana Jones’s immense gifts and a songwriter and singer.

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