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SongLives
Diana Jonesand
Ryan Morgan

Admission:
$15 member /
$18 non-member


 

Photo Credit: Eric Hathaway

 

SongLives

Wednesday, November 12 | 8 pm
Diana Jones and Ryan Morgan

SongLives showcases Ireland's greatest contemporary songwriters, bringing the rich tradition of busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street to New York City. Each performance concludes with a wonderful and rare one-off collaboration between the artists fueled by improvisation, experimentation and innovation.

Curated by Grammy Award-winner Susan McKeown

“There’s some kind of channeling from some other lifetime going on. I don’t know the answer to these things, but all I can think of is that it must come from some mysterious part of her soul.” – Joan Baez

Diana Jones is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose unique blend of traditional folk and old-time Appalachian music has gained her international recognition. She has released four critically acclaimed albums, including Museum of Appalachia Recordings, a collection of songs that evoke Diana’s love of old-time Appalachian music. Her 2006 debut, My Remembrance of You, earned her a nomination as Best Emerging Artist at the Folk Alliance Awards, leading to tours with Richard Thompson and Mary Gauthier, appearances at folk festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, and covers of her songs by Gretchen Peters (“If I Had a Gun”) and Joan Baez (“Henry Russell’s Last Words”). Diana has performed and toured with Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Paul Brady, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Ralph Stanley, and Janis Ian. She frequently performs in Ireland, United Kingdom, and throughout Europe.

Queens-based songwriter Ryan Morgan has been playing with the Big City Folk collective in and around New York since 2010. In that time, he's released one full-length album and two acoustic EPs and played hundreds of gigs. Morgan's songs are "like a Gonzo version of the news...combining extremely literate lyrics with contagiously catchy musical ideas. Well formed and thoroughly unpretentious” (Chris Michael, music blogger).

Past performers include Susan McKeown, Declan O’Rourke, Michael Brunnock, Brendan O’Shea, Mark Geary, Ann Scott, Niall Connolly, Wallis Bird, Anthony Mulcahy, Mundy, The Guggenheim Grotto, Jenna Nichols, Heathers, Gerry Leonard, Eleanor McEvoy, Warren Malone, John Spillane, Eamon O'Tuama, Mick Flannery, Casey Black, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Mark Dignam, Jean Rohe, SJ McArdle, Brandon Wilde, Casey Neill, Penny O'Brien, Fiach Moriarty, and Róisín O




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