Diana Jones will play songs off her new record, Song To a Refugee. There will also be an opportunity to learn about organizations helping refugees in our area.
$20 tickets w/ free coffee and refreshments available. A portion of our proceeds and additional donations will go to a refugee organization in our area. More details coming soon. More on Coffee House @ Ethical
“… it takes me back a few years to a wonderful summer afternoon when Diana Jones appeared completely solo on the main stage of the Cambridge Folk Festival, and had us all in the palm of her hand…” — IAN AMBROSE, MAVERICK MAGAZINE
“Songs come in a flurry of inspiration. I don’t understand it but I’m grateful.” American singer-songwriter Diana Jones has been called the “Emily Dickinson of song” and “the female Johnny Cash” in reviews and rightfully so. But a journey of adoption and reunion as mysterious as her songwriting led to the gritty, authentic, Americana storytelling that has become her life’s work and her live show. Adopted as an infant Diana grew up in suburban Long Island feeling an unexplained attraction to rural Southern music. “My brother had Johnny Cash’s live ‘At Folsom Prison’ album, and I stole it from his room,” Jones recalls. “Whenever I heard that or someone like Emmylou Harris, I’d think, ‘Wow, that’s beautiful.’ I just didn’t know where to find more of it.” In her twenties the attraction was explained when Jones met her biological grandfather, a singer and guitar player, who introduced her to the folk songs her ancestors had been singing for generations. Gradually she discovered an uncanny affinity for Appalachian music and began claiming it as her own as she discovered her true artistic calling.
With five original recordings to her name Diana Jones makes the kind of records that signaled popular breakthroughs of artists such as Joan Baez or a Judy Collins at the height of the folk or singer-songwriter movements of the 1960s and ’70s. Her 2006 debut My Remembrance of You, earned her a nomination as Best Emerging Artist at the Folk Alliance Awards, leading to tours with Richard Thompson and Mary Gauthier, appearances at folk festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, and covers of her songs by Gretchen Peters (“If I Had a Gun”) and Joan Baez (“Henry Russell’s Last Words”). Diana has performed and toured with artists including Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Ralph Stanley, and Janis Ian.
More info at: https://www.dianajonesmusic.com/
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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:
Public Transportation: The New York City BX7 and BX10 buses stop at 239th street and Riverdale Avenue, at the Monument in the traffic circle. We are an easy 5 minute walk from there. Or, you can take the New York City #1 subway train to 242nd Street and walk up a large, somewhat gradual hill. Use NYC MTA’s Trip Planner to help you navigate your trip via public transportation. Google Maps can also help you map your trip if you choose the public transportation option.
Parking: A limited amount of street parking spots may be available within a few blocks of the Society for Ethical Culture. Do not park north of the Society building past the metal barrier and blue sign – that is a private street and you will be towed.
Free Parking available with parking pass: There may be a limited number of spots at the Fieldston School lot directly across the street from the Society for Ethical Culture building. Most parking will be available up the driveway directly north of the main lot. Tell the security officer in the booth that you are parking for the Society for Ethical Culture event.
Cars parked at the Fieldston School MUST have a parking pass. Someone will be outside the Society for Ethical Culture to hand out parking passes at the beginning of the event. Please put a parking pass on your dashboard if you park at the Fieldston School.
Please Note: There are a limited number of parking spots at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, directly in front of our building. Please reserve these for people with limited mobility.