|Tags:||folk british folk singer-songwriter traditional folk english folk|
|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 Halliards album Its The Irish In Me. He signed to Bill Leaders 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 Tabors Silly Sisters, Tabors Airs And Graces and...