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CD Review – Diana Jones

High Atmosphere

Proper Records

Diana Jones knows how to transport a listener. The album opens with the opening track and instantly I’m sitting in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains around a campfire with Jones singing about the high atmosphere. “I Told the Man” is a sobering tale of a miner who is just doing his job and, as Jones cryptically sings, “I told the man/ Blue shirt, blue eyes/ That’s how you will know him/ When you find him.” Jones hits the bluegrass button on “Sister” and I find myself transported again to the open country of the Sandhills in the middle of Nebraska.

For the most part, though, Jones is a contemporary folkie who vocally channels some of the greats like Loretta Lynn and writes with a dark slant like Johnny Cash at his best. Diana Jones can transport you to tranquility, but her lyrics will leave you pondering the world long after the CD has finished.

http://www.dianajonesmusic.com


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