Offering her listeners a rare gift of original songs with uncommon depth and beauty infused with time-honored values of traditional American Music, Diana Jones has been called the new Emily Dickinson.
Like Dickinson, Diana's work is informed by the themes that have run through her life-love, loss, and redemption. Much of her music takes you on a journey back to her roots in the hills of Eastern Tennessee, though it's certainly not a direct route. Adopted as an infant and reared in New York, Diana was eventually reunited with her birth family and the music that had always moved her.
From the mournful lament of a dance hall girl, to the stomping melodic rant of a young woman's burial instructions, each of Diana's original songs draws life from the rich cross currents of country, country blues and mountain music. The result is vibrant, contemporary music with a gritty and timeless feel.
â€œMy Remembrance of You,â€ released in February 2006 in both the US and UK, is the first record on the NewSong Recordings label. Gar Ragland, the director of the Mountain Stage NewSong Festival, invited Diana to be the first artist on the new label after seeing her perform at the festival.
â€œWithout question, Diana Jones is one of the most talented Americana artists I have heard in years. Her music cuts straight to the soul with the economy of small batch bourbon.â€....Gar Ragland
While her involvement with NewSong has opened many doors, including an appearance on Mountain Stage, the nationally syndicated radio show, she is certainly not new to the songwriting community. Diana honed her skills in the fertile Austin, Texas music scene where she released her first recording, "Imagine Me". The critical acclaim and grass roots following that sprung up around this release caught the interest of Hamstien Publishing and Diana signed a deal to record her second record, "The One That Got Awayâ€.
â€œJones seems the consumate professional and studied singer-songwriter, staying within American Folk parameters while using blues and country elements that compliment rather than alter.â€...The Austin Chronicle
Seeking time to write from an even deeper place, Diana moved to the Northeast to do some serious woodshedding in the hills of Western Massachusetts. "My Remembrance of You" features eleven of the finest songs from that effort. It includes performances by Jay Ungar on fiddle, Ferron singing harmony vocals, and Duke Levine playing mandolin, mandola and all manner of guitars.
Diana has won numerous songwriting awards during her career. She currently lives in Nashville Tennessee.