On October 14, the Fanwood Performance Series will host musical artists Diana Jones and James Dalton. The performance begins at 7 p.m., doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Suggested donations are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, though any amount over the suggested donation is appreciated. The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center, also known as “The Old Carriage House”. The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood.
For additional information and directions go to www.fanwoodperformanceseries.org or on Facebook at Fanwood Performance Series.
Diana Jones is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in New York and Nashville. She grew up in the Northeast with no art or music in her home, the adopted daughter of a chemical engineer. During her childhood and adolescence, she felt an almost mystical, seemingly inexplicable attraction to rural Southern music, but it wasn’t until her late 20s, when she located her birth family in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee, that her deep affinity for traditional folk and Appalachian music began to make sense. Her 2006 recording, 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 and Joan Baez. Diana’s (2016) release is Diana Jones Live in Concert, out on Proper UK and Goldmine Records US. Check out her web site at: www.dianajonesmusic.com
James Dalton is a performer. He is a storyteller and a poet, a musician and a giver. He’s huffed it around, reaching audiences the hard way: one person at a time, on stages and subway platforms, in living rooms and radio studios. Stomping his feet, hootin and hollerin, banging on guitars, strumming autoharps and making mandolins weep. Sharing secrets and laughs, mixing breathtaking vocals with exciting harmonica playing. Across many states and countries, James Dalton has had the privilege to make music with such artists and characters as Valerie June, Ron Pope, Jerry Joseph, Nicole Atkins, David Bryan(Bon Jovi), Bill Sims Jr, Dave Schools(Widespread Panic), Chris Thomas King, Bernard Purdie, King Famous, Vinny Lopez(E Street Band), Michael Powers, Keaton Simons, Jenny Conlee-Drizos(the Decemberists), Jon Fishman(Phish) and numerous others. Check out his web site at: www.jamesdaltonmusic.com