Diana Jones – “Better Times Will Come” (Proper American, April)

There have only been a handful of timers in 4 years that I have not posted an mp3 along with a post. Today’s post joins that short list. And that’s only because I couldn’t get clearance to post the title track from Diana Jones’ Better Times Will Come due out in April on Proper American.

When I first wrote about Diana Jones’ music back in 2007 I had no idea at the time that it would stick with me for so long and affect me so much. Her voice is a study in regret and her music blends all the best of old time folk, gospel and blues. On the new record she’s joined by guests Mary Gauthier, Betty Elders and Nanci Griffith. You can listen to a stream of this song on her Sonicbids page here. It’s just about the perfect tonic for these times we’re in.

Here’s a video of Diana and band performing “Better Times Will Come” at the Station Inn in Nashville:

P.S. I’m twittering over here.

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  1. [...] of Americana music’s biggest champions, Songs:Illinois introduced me to yet another special singer-songwriter living in Nashville. Her name is Diana [...]

  2. [...] one of the songs from this week are exclusives to Songs:Illinois so why signal this one out. As I said back in January, Diana Jones‘ new record Better Times Will Come is one of my most anticipated records of the [...]