folk & world

Diana Jones

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date.

US singer-songwriter Diana Jones is known for her gritty, literary, Appalachian-influenced songs.

Adopted as an infant and raised in Long Island, NY, the fact that Diana couldn’t get enough of her brother’s Johnny Cash records finally made sense when she found her birth family and musical roots in the Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee.

Her maternal grandfather, who had formed his first teenage band with a young Chet Atkins, was happy to pass on the culture and the music that he loved to his granddaughter.

Jones is known for giving voice to dispossessed people from the past.

Song To A Refugee, released this April on Proper Records, finds Jones looking into the wider world to shine a light on current issues close to her heart.

The resulting song cycle considers the times we live in and speaks for those who are often without a voice.

One of the record’s strengths is Jones’ ability to inhabit the characters about whom she is writing, from the woman walking miles to the US border carrying her child, to the young children separated from their parents as they flee their homeland.

Dates & times

22 Nov 2020
Approximate run time: 135 mins
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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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need to know

Age restriction
Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.