The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150538   Message #3509084
Posted By: Howard Jones
26-Apr-13 - 07:29 AM
Thread Name: Nic Jones Project
Subject: RE: Nic Jones Project
Why did he have such an impact?

He developed a very effective and distinctive style of guitar playing which was hugely influential, not only on his contemporaries but on subsequent generations

He was brilliant at working up songs, and often put them to tunes of his own although he never claimed the credit, simply listing them as 'traditional'. Many of his versions have become definitive.

Although thought of as a traditional singer his repertoire was far wider, but as henryp has indicated he had the knack of making them all palatable to folk club audiences.

He was a superb performer, with lots of charm and a wicked sense of humour

I always found him to be very friendly and approachable.