Diana Jones (Ballroom)
Songwriter and folk singer Diana Jones gained wide 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 it 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." The New York Times says her "clarion alto" evokes the "rich timbres...of a cello or viola.”
Praised as well by Joan Baez for music that is “haunting” and “powerful,” Jones takes us from the depths of a doomed coal mine to the heights of universal longing, with stories of hard times, Native-American heritage, tortured loss and murderous urges. With the careful eye of a portrait painter (Jones is also a visual artist) she merges private and timeless imagery, with songs that have put her at the top of folk music and emerging artist lists. When not touring, she divides her life between Nashville and New York City, drawing on both those iconic American worlds to bring a modern edge to old-time ballad tradition.
Her newest album, “High Atmosphere” on Proper Records, in the words of one critic, ”hits with the force of revelation.” Listen HERE