Diana Jones and Jonathan Byrd
Individually, Jonathan Byrd and Diana Jones are talented. Together, theyre special. Byrd and Jones recorded an album as duo Byrdjones in 2007, digging deep into their Appalachian and gospel roots.
Diana Jones offers listeners a rare gift of original songs with uncommon depth and beauty infused with time-honored values of traditional American music.
Her musical style has been compared to Iris DeMent and Gillian Welch, and the Chicago Tribune says Jones just may be the best American songwriter most people have never heard of. Among other accolades, Jones was nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year and her song Pony was nominated for Song of the Year by the North American Folk Alliance in 2006.
Official Website: www.DianaJonesMusic.com
Song Samples: www.MySpace.com/DianaJonesMusic
Jonathan Byrd is a native North Carolinian who grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church where his father preached and his mother played piano.
After four years in the Navy, where he carried a guitar behind his bunk, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style.
Byrd has earned the respect of fellow musicians and critic alike, and was named a Kerrville New Folk winner in 2003.
Official Website: www.JonathanByrd.com
Song Samples: http://www.MySpace.com/JonathanByrd
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
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