‘This Garden’ a song to bring in summer – free download

Hi all,

Well for as much as I’ve been having a hibernate and writing lots so far this year I also appear to have done much! 2 new songs under my belt all good and strong: Last month I set free ‘Woollen Hearts’ into the ether and this month I have my newest ‘This Garden’.

I had a play around with some new textures on this one and added some harmonies and a sprinkling of flute, thanks to my fab Blythe Cooper.   The song is about having somewhere that brings you back to your recharged state.  Somewhere that reminds you of home (where ever that is) and who you are when things my shake you away for a bit.  I wrote this on my newest acoustic guitar (Taylor 314) and as it was crying out for some finger-picking that is exactly what happened.  The guitar has been beautiful to play on and I’m very much looking forward to doing much more writing on it 🙂

You can listen to the song here! It is a free download at the moment so feel free to sing along, upload it to your Ipod etc….

Over the last month I did my first gig at Threshold Festival, Liverpool and was filmed over the weekend by Addistock and Liverpool Live TV performing Woollen Hearts.   You can see both of these vids on my Videos page.   I had a wonderful review of my gig thanks to Ian @ Liverpool Sound and Vision. 

For April….well,  tomorrow I head to finish my session with Addistock by playing a cover song that will be revealed soon enough 🙂 I shall also be live on The Tillerman Show (www.liverradio.co.uk) 4pm – 6pm from The Lomax, Liverpool.

More updates to come soon! 🙂 Until then enjoy the music and create!

See you soon

Jo x

Under the influence

After a week of gigs and my mate from Unis hen-do thrown in for good measure I’m quite thankful that this week is a little bit more chilled. Catch up on some sleep and a little bit of detox all around.  Actually looking back i feel like its been MUCH longer than a week but all for good reasons!  I played the fab Mash Gallery in St. Helens, Festival Express (which is perfectly on my doorstep and i got to proof my Rolling Stones covers..), Lark Lane Healing day (where i got some amazing soup and a lovely family audience for a change) and Under the Influence…Rolling Stones @ Studio 2 (hosted by the fab Kaya). It’s the first time in aaaages I’ve played any covers (and i’m not amazing at remembering my own lyrics nevermind other peoples..even if it is the Rolling Stones).. The tunes I settled on playing in the end were ‘Paint it Black’ and ‘Gimme Shelter’ after a little Facebook call-out for suggestions.  I went for making them a bit more my own as opposed to straight up covers….check ’em out!

Paint it Black

The rest of the weeks good news comes in the form of 2 very favourable reviews….

New Reviews & Folk Radio

I also had my pic and part of an interview in this edition Nerve Mag Liverpool. Cheers to Sebastian and the rest of the Nerve crew.

i’m now heading off to learn the guitar solo for Master of Puppets for one of my guitar students…..did i say my week was more chilled out…..

Rock n Metal

Jo x