An Evening with Diana Jones, with special guest David Llewellyn, $20

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An Evening with Diana Jones, with special guest David Llewellyn, $20
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:00 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • $20 cover charge at door
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
Admission Type Price Quantity
SOLD OUT! There will be a few church pew seats (ALL-AGES) that are first come, first served when doors open. There’s always a possibility of more seats becoming available at the door due to no shows or last-minute cancellations.
Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 8:30 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: $20 cover charge at door
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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There are 20 tables, 10 bar seats and 8 pew seats available for reservation. The remaining pew seats for this show are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/first served basis when doors open.
Diana Jones: "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.

Joan Baez, in an interview for the New Your Times, said that writers of Ms. Jones’s caliber come along only every so often. “There’s some kind of channeling from some other lifetime going on, I don’t know the answer to these things, but all I can think of is that it must come from some mysterious part of her soul.”
David Llewellyn:
In 2008, on the rugged coastline of Sweden, two acclaimed solo artists discovered a creative connection. Put together at a songwriting retreat, a musical journey in its most literal sense was inspired and turned into a finely honed songwriting and performing duo. Now, the Welsh and Swedish duo of David Llewellyn & Ida Kristin issue their debut, Songs Around The Kitchen Table - an exquisite toe-to-toe recording, that breathes intimacy and tenderness.
David & Ida both bring a successful and intriguing lineage to the partnership. Welsh David Llewellyn has spent the last 20 years working in the song writing capitals of Austin TX and Nashville TN. His song Take Us Down - a loving tip of the hat to his upbringing in the coal mining valleys of South Wales - was a Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest in 2007, and won the Texan Kerrville Folk Festival’s “New Folk” contest. Brazil born Swedish Ida Kristin got a jump-start to her music career, being signed to V2 Records (Virgin) at her very first gig and released her solo debut album Stumble in 2001, featuring alternative country artist Ryan Adams. Critically acclaimed in Scandinavia for her self assured songwriting and distinctive voice, she followed up with the exploratory album Comoção (2005).
Featuring these two artists' trademark dual vocals, harmonies and interwoven guitar playing, Songs Around The Kitchen Table captures the spur-of-the-moment freshness of a live performance.