First festival gig of the summer!

Whilst patiently and creatively spending the last few months immersed in writing new songs and playing with new guitars I haven’t been out as much as usual on the old gig scene…it is however,  time for the summer to begin 🙂

Next stop….Beverley Folk Festival

This has been booked for some time now and I’m very excited at my first festival of the summer..camping, beer, music 🙂

I was invited to play on the Area 2 stage..this is a dedicated section for up and coming developing acts…honoured!  I’ll be there with my new tunes on Sunday 23rd June at 7.40pm…I hope to see youthere! 

Until then have a little listen to the live version of Woollen Hearts I recorded for Billy Kellys Radio show in Liverpool last month..  Jo x

‘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

Roots & Fusion session

Last Friday I went over to Stockport on the train to meet up with Roots & Fusion host Rick.  The session’s been booked in since January when it was recommended to me by Bob’s Folk Show so I was pretty excited that it had now come around.

I met Rick and soundman Jay at Stockport college and we headed to the gym where we were to record.  The guys have been recording live sessions for the show in various places around Stockport.  The initial thought for my show was the roof of the college but weather not permitting we headed into the boxing gym. The first time I have been interviewed and recorded my music whilst being surrounded by weight machines and a boxing ring., it was great.

The session was an easy flow and a happy memory.  I like meeting people who are interested and passionate about new music and music in general..

the link to the session is HERE 🙂

Enjoy x