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Diana Jones

Postby kcguy » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:51 pm

Diana Jones released her third album last year, My Remembrance Of You, and she has received a lot of acclaim for it. She is constantly being compared to Gillian Welch and Iris Dement. When I was trying to think of a way to describe Diana, those were the first 2 artists that came to mind; her music (and hillbilly voice :lol: ) has similarities to theirs, but Diana is my favorite of the 3. :)

There is some live music by her in the mvyradio archives (Martha's Vinyard Radio) and there is a live interview and performance in the WFUV archives.

The reason I'm mentioning her now is that there is a torrent by Diana and another singer/songwriter, Jonathan Byrd on bt.etree.org right now. They have toured together and as a side project, they released a duo cd, ByrdJones, earlier this year (sold on their websites). Some of it can be heard on Diana's myspace page.

You don't have to register at bt.etree.org. The torrent probably won't be active for very long, so if you want it, you better get it now.

Diana will also be touring the UK as the opening act for Richard Thompson within the next couple of weeks (I think).

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The torrent is at: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=509945


torrent description:

Diana Jones & Jonathan Byrd
Wohnzimmerkonzert
Illertal Cowboys Saloon
Illerberg, Germany
01.10.2007 [2007-10-01]

A Mad Piper & Africolaman [also mad] Production

superlux SMK-H8K/U [matched pair] > [busman 2p+] edirol ua-5 [16 bit/ 44.1 kHz]
> optical-in iriver120 [rockboxed] > .wav > usb2 > audacity [applause reduced by 6 db - normalized - fades] >
.wav > cdwave [tracked and converted] > .flac
mic-position ab, 9 ft from stage, 8 ft high [mics fixed to ceiling]

Disc 1 [01:14:47]
Set 1
01 Audience - Big Herbert Announcement - Tuning
02 Maryville
03 Poor Boy
04 Radio Soul
05 Reckon I did
06 Pretty Girl
07 The Waitress
08 Willow Tree
09 Velma > Outro 1st Set
Set 2
10 Audience - Tuning
11 Things of this World
12 Orphan's Home
13 Clean
14 Blue Eyes
15 Radio
16 Young Slaver
17 Coyote
18 Blackberry Blossom > Outro 2nd Set


Disc 2 [01:06:41]
Set 3
01 Audience - Banter - Tuning
02 Cold grey Ground
03 Bootlegger
04 My Remembrance
05 Emilia my Dream
06 Pony
07 That better Day
08 The other Side
09 Audience Encore Call - Big Herbert Announcement
Encore
10 My rough and rowdy Ways
11 Trouble in Mind
12 Better Times will come


Diana Jones [guitar, vocals]
Jonathan Byrd [guitar, mandolin, vocals]


Taped with permission of the artists.

Special Thanks [as always] to 'Big' Herbert Schildhammer

Support the performers. See their shows and buy their official recordings.

http://www.dianajonesmusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/dianajonesmusic
http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/
http://myspace.com/jonathanbyrd
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Postby PCStuff » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:06 pm

Thanks!!!

Edit...oh darn, the torrent is dead already.
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Postby kcguy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:17 pm

This torrent is being seeded again (4 people, today anway).

If anyone would like to listen to or download this show in much lesser quality (40 kbps wma), it's up on Sugarmegs.

After getting this torrent, I still think it's worth having, but I wish there was less Jonathan Byrd and more Diana Jones. There's nothing wrong with him, but he seems to dominate this show somewhat. I hope someone will torrent some of her solo shows. :)

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Here's a free mp3 by Diana:

diana jones - henry russells' last words (or "Mary").

This is a song Diana wrote based on a letter a trapped West Viriginia coal miner left for his wife in 1927. The story is http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/in ... =659642007.

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Here's 2 more radio archives featuring Diana:

KVNF Talkin' Music June 8th, 2007

Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour July 31, 2006: mp3 or windows media video.
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Postby TontoBronto » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:56 pm

kcguy wrote:......I hope someone will torrent some of her solo shows. :)
........
Dimeadozen recently listed the following:

Description DIANA JONES
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
9th October 2007
Opening for Richard Thompson Band

The crowd wasn't really interested in Diana Jones ( they had come for Richard Thompson), so there was a lot of talk during her set. Moreover, the hall was too large for her music, she needs a smaller, intimate setting.
The few people who did pay attention were spellbound and were treated to a beautiful performance. Her song "Pony", about an Indian girl was impressive.

I'm not familiar with her music, so I need some help with the titles.

01.
02. Pretty Girl
03. (Johnny Cash song)
04. Cold Grey Ground
05. Lay Me Down
06. A Hold On Me
07. Talk & joke
08. Pony
09. Better Times Will Come

Dime DOES require registration unfortunately and has always been difficult to get in (due to popularity).
The Paradiso is a venue featured on Fabchannel, so maybe video might be streamed online (I haven't checked).
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Postby PCStuff » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:40 am

KC, thanks again for this additional info. Finally got the seeded concert. Looking at these other links. Screw Dimeadozen's report.
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Postby Turk » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:12 pm

Adding my thanks to kcguy for introducing me to this incredible talent.

The song and story about the trapped coal miner is just so heartbreaking and moving.
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Postby Arlene » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:12 am

FYI. You can hear Diana Jones's 2007 Newport Folk Festival performance here: http://mvyradio.com/music_info/newport_ ... l_2007.php
"You've got to sing like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like no one is watching. It's gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work."
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Postby kcguy » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:22 pm

Folk Alley Extras: Diana Jones

Diana was interviewed and performed 4 songs:

Pretty Girl
Cracked and Broken
Henry Russell's Last Words
Pony

On the Folk Alley page, you can watch videos of the 4 songs and/or you can listen to the entire interview (with songs) or the songs individually.

You can download the interview and songs if you join ($), but... here is an mp3 of the interview and songs (36 mb, 39 minutes). Perhaps the quality of the mp3 is better if you join; I don't know. :)

(On another page on the Folk Alley site, their biography of Diana says that "My Remembrance of You" is her first full-length recording, but she had 2 albums before that one. They didn't look very hard!)

I (regretfully) only heard part of a recent WFMT Folkstage show featuring Diana.
I didn't believe Diana would ever write another song that I would love as much as Pony, but Cracked and Broken is it! :D

Also, on Dime, there is a short torrent of Mary Gauthier and Diana Jones performing as a duo (Bremen, Germany April 14, 2008). It's a good show, though not complete and Mary does most (not all) of the lead singing. Hopefully someone will post the complete show if/when it is broadcast.

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Postby Arlene » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:01 pm

FYI. You can purchase downloads of Diana Jones's 2007 appearance at The Philadelpia Folk Festival here: http://flink.livedownloads.com/show.asp?show=1978

And you can buy CDs of her 2007 appearance solo and with ByrdJones at the Kerrville Folk Festival here: http://www.kerrville-music.com/2007_per ... d_list.htm
"You've got to sing like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like no one is watching. It's gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work."
~Susannah Clark

"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." ~Molly Ivins

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~Tallulah Bankhead

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Postby Arlene » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:26 am

Unfortunately, Gerry was sick and couldn't join me last night but I was able to attend a great house concert with Diana Jones.

Diana mentioned that she has a new album coming out that will be released in Europe in February and in the U.S. in April. She played several songs from it.

I was able to purchase a CD she sells only at shows with 24 tracks of radio interviews and live radio performances It has several songs on it that aren't on any of her released albums.

I got a chance to talk with her afterwards about her undergrad days at Sarah Lawrence College, where my brother has been a professor for the last 22 years. She claimed that she's still annoyed that she was closed out of his one of his literature courses and that her roommate had loved his course on "Forms of Comedy." I was surprised to learn that she'd "majored" in painting as an undergrad-- Sarah Lawrence doesn't really have "majors." Anyway... if you get a chance to see her, I urge you to catch her live.

And I LOVE the house concert concept!!!
"You've got to sing like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like no one is watching. It's gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work."
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Postby TontoBronto » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:36 pm

Diana Jones will be the guest on Bob Harris Country Feb 19th.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/bobharriscountry/

His website also lets you "Listen Again" to the show.

(There's a track from her new CD featured on the Feb 12th show [as well as a new Buddy/ Julie Miller track]), and you can listen to that NOW:


Title: 'I LIKE TRUCKS'
Artist: KENDEL CARSON
Album: REARVIEW MIRROR TEARS
Label: TRAIN WRECK

Title: 'GASOLINE AND MATCHES'
Artist: BUDDY MILLER; JULIE MILLER
Album: WRITTEN IN CHALK
Label: NEW WEST

Title: 'POCATELLO'
Artist: JAMES MCMURTRY
Album: CHILDISH THINGS
Label: COMPADRE

Title: 'INFINITE NIGHT'
Artist: CARRIE RODRIGUEZ
Album: SHE AIN'T ME
Label: MANHATTAN RECORDS

Title: 'WITNESS TO YOUR LIFE'
Artist: LORI MCKENNA
Album: THE COUNTRY WAY
Label: AMERICAN SONGWRITER

Title: 'WICHITA LINEMAN'
Artist: GLEN CAMPBELL
Album: THE BEST COUNTRY ALBUM IN THE WORLD EVE
Label: MCPS/POLYGRAM MUSIC

Title: 'DEEPER THAN THE HOLLER'
Artist: RANDY TRAVIS
Album: OLD 8X10
Label: WARNER

Title: 'BALLAD OF THE POOR CHILD'
Artist: DIANA JONES
Album: BETTER TIMES WILL COME
Label: N/A

Title: 'SIXTEEN TONS'
Artist: MERLE TRAVIS
Album: THE MERLE TRAVIS GUITAR
Label: RIGHTEOUS PSALM

Title: 'COMPANY STORE'
Artist: LOOMER
Album: LOVE IS A DULL INSTRUMENT
Label: NEWTONE

Title: 'SHREVEPORT'
Artist: THE GOURDS
Album: HAYMAKER!
Label: YEP ROC

Title: 'ONE MORE SECOND'
Artist: GURF MORLIX
Album: LAST EXIT TO HAPPY LAND
Label: ROOTBALL

Title: 'FOLSOM PRISON BLUES'
Artist: JOHNNY CASH
Album: 20 FOOT TAPPIN' GREATS
Label: COLUMBIA

Title: 'AFTER THE GOLDRUSH'
Artist: HARRIS/RONSTADT
Album: TRIO 2
Label: ASYLUM
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Postby kcguy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:51 pm

This show is up on 'The Traders' Den' torrent site:

DIANA JONES
WFMT Levin Music Performance Studio
Chicago, IL US
2007-12-01

Lineage: fm>SoundBlaster>wav>flac

1. Pretty Girl 3:14
2. Willow Tree 3:28
3. Cold Grey Ground 2:34
4. I Told the Man 3:34
5. Henry Russell's Last Words 6:14
6. All My Money on You 3:35
7. Lay Me Down 4:09
8. Appalachia 5:12
9. Cracked and Broken 4:12
10. A Hold on Me 4:00
11. Call Me Daddy 3:41
12. The Day I Die 2:49
13. Pony 5:28
14. Better Times 2:56


http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/sho ... hp?t=87941

You have to sign up (not difficult) before you can download the torrent.

http://www.thetradersden.org/index.php?

I've heard parts of this before. I thought it was a very nice sounding show. :)
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