Interview: Diana Jones on channelling Appalachian culture and refugees

Diana Jones is a well-respected singer-songwriter with admirers on both sides of the Atlantic. Steve Earle is on record as saying “Diana Jones is one of the best songwriters I have heard in a long, long time” and she is able to bring the true spirit of her family’s Appalachian culture to her modern-day recordings. She has played numerous festivals in the US and UK, won multiple songwriting awards and her songs have been covered by various artists, including Joan Baez and Gretchen Peters. Continue reading “Interview: Diana Jones on channelling Appalachian culture and refugees”

Diana Jones feat. Steve Earle, Richard Thompson & Peggy Seeger “We Believe You” – Listen

Diana Jones has released a new single called ‘We Believe You’ taken from her forthcoming new album ‘Song To A Refugee’ which comes out on Proper Records on September 25th. The song features the help of Steve Addabbo producing and guest artists Steve Earle, Richard Thompson and Peggy Seeger each singing a verse, Mark Hunter on piano and Joe DeJarnette on bass. It was previewed on BBC Radio 2 Country Show with Bob Harris last night. Continue reading “Diana Jones feat. Steve Earle, Richard Thompson & Peggy Seeger “We Believe You” – Listen”

Diana Jones announces new album, UK dates

Nashville singer-songwriter Diana Jones has announced a new album ‘Song to a Refugee’ which is due out April 24th on Proper Records in the UK, followed by some UK dates in May and June. Acclaimed for earlier albums inspired by the almost mystical connection to her birth family and the music of rural Tennessee, Jones is known for giving voice to dispossessed people from the past, and the new album finds Diana looking into the wider world to shine a light on current issues close to her heart. Continue reading “Diana Jones announces new album, UK dates”