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, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at:
directions, and our Venue page to learn more about this beautiful historic building.
Mayor Colleen Mahr and The Fanwood Arts Council Present
Diana Jones - www.dianajonesmusic.com
James Dalton - www.jamesdaltonmusic.com
October 14th at 7PM!
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
Diana's (2016) release is Diana Jones Live in Concert, out on Proper UK and Goldmine Records US.
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
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.
As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and
various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)
Our newest sponsor is Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit! Ahrre's has graciously offered to donate both decaf and regular coffee, as well as
train our vollunteers how to brew and dispense their carefully roasted coffee correctly! We will be brewing up Ahrre's delicious coffees and offering it to
you in our brand new, commercial, insulated dispensers!
Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep
the beverages that they are donating cold.
Nicks Deli and Pizza will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They
are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....
Great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard!
Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.
This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.