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Diana Jones - 'Song To A Refugee' London show

Diana Jones - 'Song To A Refugee' London show

Tue 05 October 2021

Stage time / 7:30pm

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LONDON Union Chapel,
Compton Terrace
N1 2UN


£25 + booking fee

Doors: 6.30pm
Mohamed Sarrar stage time: 7.30 - 8pm
Diana Jones stage time: 8.15 - 9.30pm

Award-winning Diana Jones tours her latest album Song To A Refugee, a moving song cycle for the times we live in, speaks for those often without a voice and encourages a humanitarian response.

Tender testimony to bruised lives. Powerful and poetic; a record for our times

★★★★ The Guardian / Observer

Singer songwriter Diana Jones is known for her gritty, literary, Appalachian influenced songs. Adopted as an infant and raised in Long Island, NY, the fact that Diana couldn’t get enough of her brother’s Johnny Cash records finally made sense when she found her birth family and musical roots in the Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Her maternal grandfather, who had formed his first teenage band with a young Chet Atkins, was happy to pass on the culture and the music that he loved to his granddaughter.

Diana Jones is one of the best songwriters I've come across in the last ten years

Steve Earle

Acclaimed for earlier albums inspired by the almost mystical connection to her birth family and the music of rural Tennessee, Diana Jones is known for giving voice to dispossessed people from the past. Song To A Refugee, released on Proper Records, finds Diana looking into the wider world to shine a light on current issues close to her heart.

Diana's music feels essentially American. It's the voice of our dirt

The New York Times

The resulting song cycle Song To A Refugee artfully considers the times we live in, speaks for those often without a voice and encourages a humanitarian response. One of the record’s strengths is Diana’s ability to inhabit the characters about whom she is writing, from the woman walking miles to the US border carrying her child, to the young children separated from their parents fleeing their homeland, giving an immediacy to their stories whilst illuminating the more generic themes within.

Jones brings a compassion and eloquence to her subject matter that transcends mere rage, her sense of injustice instead coded in delicate acoustic passages

★★★★ Uncut

Delicately interlaced melodies and vocal parts give the didacticism an underlying sophistication

★★★★ Financial Times

There’s some kind of channelling from some other lifetime going on. It must come from some mysterious part of her soul

Joan Baez

Listen to ‘We Believe You’ from the album, featuring Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, and Peggy Seeger:

Tour dates below:

Thursday 30 September | HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
Friday 1 October | GLASGOW Glad Cafe
Saturday 2 October | DURHAM Old Cinema Laundrette
Sunday 3 October | WAKEFIELD Henry Boons
Tuesday 5 October | LONDON Union Chapel
Wednesday 6 October | LIVERPOOL Music Room
Thursday 7 October | NOTTINGHAM Running Horse
Friday 8 October | BIDDULPH St Lawrence's Church
Saturday 9 October | BASINGSTOKE Forge
Sunday 10 October | BRISTOL Hen & Chicken
Tuesday 12 October | BRIGHTON Prince Albert
Wednesday 13 October | BIRMINGHAM Kitchen Garden Cafe
Thursday 14 October | MILTON KEYNES Stables

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