We are thrilled to host a unique night of songwriting, storytelling, and a celebration of the written word.
Diana Jones is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in 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.Julie Lee is a singer/songwriter originally from Maryland now living in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also a member of the band Old Black Kettle, with Sarah Siskind, and has collaborated with Sarah Masen, Ron Block, Mike Farris, Vince Gill, Tim O'Brien, & Kenny Vaughan . Her songs have been covered by a wide range of artists but most notably, by Alison Krauss."Away Down the River" and "Jacob's Dream" (the story of the Lost Children of the Alleghenies) were recently recorded on her latest collection album, A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection (2007). Julie Has toured extensively in the UK and US as an Americana Folk Artist. Most notably, she has opened for Alison Krauss & Union Station at The Historic Ryman Auditorium in 2001, & played her own set at The Newport Folk Festival in 20007, and opened for Bonnie Rait in 2012 as a part of Sarah Siskind and The Novel Tellers.
Janne Henshaw is a highly acclaimed singer and songwriter who has been described as a "powerhouse singer" with "an angelic voice like Nanci Griffith, but with less nasality" (Indianapolis Star). Her original songs have won her 2 awards at the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting contest at Merlefest and a NewFolk honor at the Kerrville Festival in Texas.