Nic Jones

Genres: Folk
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicholas Paul Jones, 9 January 1947, Orpington, Kent, England. The earlier work of this highly respected guitarist and fiddle player showed great promise, but a tragic accident interrupted his career. Initially inspired by Hank Marvin, Jones gradually drifted into folk music thanks to the influence of leading guitarists Bert Jansch and Davey Graham. In 1967 Jones played guitar and sang on the Halliard’s album It’s The Irish In Me. He signed to Bill Leader’s Trailer label, releasing his debut album in 1970. Ballads And Songs demonstrated his already impressive fingerpicked guitar style, and contained radical reworkings of folk standards ‘Sir Patrick Spens’ and ‘Little Musgrave’. An impressive follow-up appeared a year later.

Collaborative work with Tony Rose and Jon Raven followed, and during the mid-70s Jones contributed to Maddy Prior and June Tabor’s Silly Sisters, Tabor’s Airs And Graces and...

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