Janis Ian
Diana Jones opensFriday, March 29, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)iconic singer, author, songwriter, and her timeless songs $30.50 advance / $32.50 at door SOLD OUT
March 29 8:00 pm

Janis IanWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $32.50.

She’s probably best known for her hit songs Society’s Child—which she wrote and recorded in 1965 when she was 14—and At 17 with those indelible lines “I learned the truth at 17 / that love was meant for beauty queens.” She has received 9 Grammy nominations and won three times, including this year’s Best Spoken Word Album. The London Times in describing a recent concert said, “The show was all about the songs, the lyrics, the person; but posterity also demands a quick mention of her acoustic guitar. She played it so beautifully, with an attention to touch and tone far exceeding that of the great majority of singers accompanying themselves in this way.”

Janis grew up on a farm in New Jersey and attended the New York City High School of Music and Art. The first song she wrote, at age 12, was published in the folk magazine Broadside, and the first song she recorded, Society’s Child, about an interracial couple, was a national sensation, reaching #14 on the Billboard Top 100 despite being banned on many radio stations. She was the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live, and she was one of the first celebrities to come out publicly. Her songs have been recorded by Roberta Flack, Nina Simone, Nana Mouskouri, and Joan Baez. She has enjoyed huge success internationally, particularly in Japan, where she topped the charts at #1 for more than a year. Her return to the Freight is an occasion to celebrate.

Diana Jones’s hauntingly earthy vocals and memorable lyrics blend resonant imagery and deep emotions that draw on rich cross-currents of country, country blues, and mountain music.

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