Diana Jones Tickets
Saturday 22nd April 2023
St Peter's Church, Nottingham
Doors: 7:30pm Begins: 8:15pm
Doors 7.30, On stage at 8.15 and will be split into 2 sets.
With her latest release, Song To A Refugee, Diana Jones brings her signature brand of storytelling to the worldwide refugee crisis. “The new album came together as easily as the songs had flowed. Grammy Award winning producer and musician David Mansfield’s film scores and music (Songcatcher, Heaven's Gate, The Apostle, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez etc…) had inspired me for years and I was thrilled to work with him. David produced and played multiple instruments on the tracks. My old friend Richard Thompson, who happened to be nearby the studio, added harmony and played guitar on two of the songs.” The UK’s Guardian/Observer calls Song To A Refugee “a record for our time.” This powerful song cycle reflects renewed empathy for, and common cause with the plight of refugees. “None of us know where our footsteps will fall,” Jones suggests. 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. She drew the attention of critics, DJs—the BBC’s Bob Harris became a big champion—as well as other musicians. Joan Baez recorded her song “Henry Russell’s Last Words” on Day After Tomorrow, the Grammy-nominated 2008 album produced by Steve Earle. Earle invited her to do several shows with him, and Richard Thompson invited Jones to open his UK/EU tour, which began their friendship. With subsequent studio albums such as Better Times Will Come (2009), High Atmosphere (2011), Museum of Appalachia Recordings (2013) and Diana Jones Live in Concert (2016), that attention has continued to build.
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