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Diana Jones: Literate, Lonely Bluegrass

Adopted at birth and raised in New York, Americana singer Diana Jones grew up possessing a love for the music of Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton that never quite fit in with her Yankee upbringing. Years later, with the discovery of her birth family in the Tennessee hills, Jones was able to find her true sound, drawing on the music of her native soil.

Her brand of vibrant bluegrass is showcased on her latest album, Better Things to Come, which speaks to the simplicity of mountain life. During this session, Jones explains how the new disc compares to her first two, and shares the origins of the songs "If I Had a Gun" and "Pony." Autobiographical in nature, the collection sounds vivid and rich, and emotive in its honesty.

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