Jones “approaches the mountain-ballad tradition not as a curiosity or antique but as a renewable vernacular that’s just as capable of speaking to the human condition now as it was 80 years ago.” -NEW YORK TIMES. Growing up on Long island, Diana Jones felt an almost mystical, seemingly inexplicable attraction to rural Southern music. It wasn’t until her late 20s, when she located her birth family in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains—and discovered that her grandfather played with Chet Atkins in his early days–that Jones’ deep affinity for Anglo-Celtic traditional music began to make sense.
“Paul Sachs’ big voice frames the eloquently told tales of working class desperation in these times of corporate takeover. This album could be called ‘Oil World,’ but ‘Oil Town’ will do . . . an important voice in the genre of social commentary folk music.”- Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live. New York native, Paul Sachs has put out four independent folk album since 1999. His three earlier albums dealt with stories about growing up on rough streets in the city. And while the songs on his new album – Oil Town – also deal in personal stories – many of them are about somewhat bigger planetary dramas like oil spills and war and how they impact ordinary people. Sachs is gifted with one those strong and distinctive voices that command attention, and his songs will grab you, too
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