You may not have kept up with Diana Jones, but the Chicago Tribune made My Remembrance Of You its country album of 2006, and such a recommendation led The Band Room to take a punt on a country singer who has found her way to Nashville and deserves a place in the heart of those who love the lonesome country blues.

She may wear unusually long shoes on stage, but there are no other frills to Diana's performance. She strips back the songs from their Nashville production to a more straightforward Appalachian setting of acoustic guitar, accompanied by the angular, shape-throwing figure of Beau Stapleton on mandolin and harmonies. Any percussive sound comes from the tapping of Diana's feet.

Like her oatmeal-coloured suit, Diana's songs have a vintage personality, and not only because the time-honoured themes of loss and redemption are prominent. From the opening sentiment of "trouble in mind", her voice has the depth and warmth of tone of favourite fireside furniture, and she has the timeless melancholia of all great country queens.

Her patter between songs - cold weather, long car journeys, breaking guitar strings - is invariably lighter in mood than the songs' sentiment but that is as it should be. If album highlights Pretty Girl, Pony and Up In Smoke are predictable stand-outs of her two sets, her new mining disaster memorial, O How I Love You Mary, is a contender for love song of the year.