‘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

Creative fuelling and new guitars

This year is my dedicated ‘writing’ year.  A bit like crop rotation! I have been nurturing some new tunes for a couple of months now and the first one is ready for the ears of more than just my own.

It’s called Woollen Hearts.  I bought an electric resonator last year and also started getting really interested in slide guitar playing….a world unto itself 🙂  It opened my eyes a lot and I had some good fun playing around and seeing what I could come up with creatively.  This is my first installment….

It took me a while to get used to the weight of the brass slide but it sounded so awesome that I had to power through!

I’ll be putting up top quality demos of my tunes over the next couple of months as I write and record I hope you enjoy the journey with me.  They’ll all be downloadable so you can learn the lyrics in your own time 🙂

I sign out with a picture of my beauty of a resonator that helped my write this tune x

my resonator

my resonator