Diana Jones – Song To A Refugee reviewed

Diana Jones – Song To A Refugee reviewed

Diana Jones - Song To A RefugeeDiana Jones’ new album, Song To A Refugee, was released last Friday and we’ve been delighted by the response from fans and the media with 4 star reviews in the Observer and The Scotsman and Uncut giving it 9/10 in their latest issue.

You can find some of the review highlights below with links, where available, to the full reviews. Song To A Refugee is available to listen, buy or download here.

“Moving song cycle from US singer and folk guitarist”
Uncut – 9/10read full review

“tender testimony to bruised lives.. Powerful and poetic; a record for our times.”
The Guardian / Observer ★★★★read full review

“Jones inhabits her characters with a heart-breaking conviction and Steve Earle, Richard Thompson and Peggy Seeger are among those adding their voices.”
Songlines ★★★★read full review

“The album is rooted in the acoustic guitars and mandolins of US folk”
Financial Times ★★★★read full review

“a tender testimonial.”
The Scotsman ★★★★read full review

“Mama Hold Your Baby, Where We Are and We Believe In You, with guest vocals from Steve Earle, Peggy Seeger and Richard Thompson, are outstanding.”
Daily Express (Scottish Edition) ★★★★

“It’s heart is in Tennessee but it’s messages are universal.”
MOJO ★★★

“This album is a unique and artful song cycle from a wonderful singer for the times we live in, giving voice to the unheard with passion and sensitivity”
The Living Tradition

“Diana Jones’ lyrics are steeped in strength, integrity, compassion, honesty and perseverance… This is an album that everyone really needs to hear.”
Alan Cackett ★★★★1/2read full review

“..a beautiful collection of songs which, hopefully, inspires you in your kindness to others.”
Folk North Westread full review

“The whole stops you in your tracks, and Jones brings, in both words and vocal delivery, a consistent dignity, that conveys the deep compassion at the heart of this album for ‘the times’.”
Folk Radioread full review

“Haunting, eloquent, aglow with empathy and compassion and sung and played with a quiet grace, Song To A Refugee is the best and most important album of her career.”
Folking.comread full review

“This is an exceptional record, beautifully written and performed by an artist now being mentioned in the same league as Gillian Welch, Iris DeMent, and Alison Krauss.”
Folk & Tumble ★★★★read full review

“A Sensitive and Powerful Collection of Perspectives on the Nature and Treatment of Refugees.”
Rocking Magpieread full review

“Jones’ vocals are crystal clear and intense throughout, challenging the listener to pour him/herself into the songs… a beautifully constructed and performed collection of songs.”
Lonesome Highwayread full review

“So well done, Diana Jones for this finely honed, challenging album. A quite wonderful set of songs, beautifully sung, at times haunting, at times heart-breaking and always challenging.”
Down At The Crossroadsread full review

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