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Thread #150538 Message #3576854
Posted By: GUEST,GUEST, Ken Hobbs
18-Nov-13 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Nic Jones Project
Subject: RE: Nic Jones Project
Rachel, can't help very much, but I was at the Sidmouth tribute concert where Nic made a (to me) surprise appearance. A very emotional time (I have strong family connections with serious head injury and the consequent rehabilitation). I was able to shake my hero Nic's hand and say that I hoped he would continue to recover (they say head injury recovery never stops, but approaches a plateau). He said in reply "They just can't get rid of me!". I also saw Nic in the late 80s in a local folk club in Sussex, UK. He sat on the edge of the low 'stage' and was barely visible to much of the audience. Playing great stuff, but I only remember from it his encore was "Annachie Gordon". Oh, for a time machine! I realised he was playing in open tunings, (which I didn't use myself at the time) and could only marvel. His voice now is but a shadow of its former self, but there's enough there to cling on to, if you haven't got the old recordings. I sing and play Nic's songs, because Carthy's Law says "The worst thing you can do to a song, is to not sing it", to which I add Hobbs' Corollary: "No matter how badly".