The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150538 Message #3509005
Posted By: The Sandman
26-Apr-13 - 02:36 AM
Thread Name: Nic Jones Project
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
in answer to how he has been received on the folk scene, I think the general consensus is that he was a superb and innovative guitarist who had unique charisma as a performer, that his accident was a tragedy that robbed the folk scene of one of its most important performers.
everyone that i have come across is pleased that he is back singing and performing with his son.
as regards to personal accounts of his performances, I booked him at least twice at folk clubs on both occasions he sang mainly tradtional songs accompanied with guitar and alo played a fiddle for a couple of sets of tunes.
there is a story that he was playing at a club, i think it was leigh on sea, the audience were talking loudly, so nic turned his back on the audience and sang one song facing the wall.
not sure if i have the venue right or the exact circumstances as my info is second hand.