Diana Jones On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "I Don't Know"
  • "Drug For This"
  • "Henry Russel's Last Words"
  • "Poverty"

Diana Jones was raised in the Northeast, but her music hearkens back to her family's roots in the Tennessee mountains (her grandfather played music with the likes of Chet Atkins and a young Dolly Parton). In this session of Mountain Stage, Jones plays her own blend of country, blues and mountain music, similar in vein to Gillian Welch and Iris Dement.

Her 2006 release, My Remembrance of You, ended up on numerous "best of" lists and prompted the Chicago Tribune to call her "the best American songwriter most people have never heard of." Accompanied by fiddler Jesse Milnes, violist Sandra Groce and the Mountain Stage band, Jones' set pulls from her current release, High Atmosphere, the title of which refers to flooding that occurred in Nashville in 2010 and how her house — built on top of hill in 1900 — escaped damage.

This segment originally aired on August 4, 2011.

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