Festive videos and Happy New Year

Last post of the year for me just before I run off to do my Christmas shopping and prepare for indulgences!

I’ve had a great year.  Many trips out from Bob’s Folk Show in Jan,  Songs from the Shed in June, Roots and Fusion session in Sept and the London Folk and Roots Festival in October.

The year has drawn to a close with me enjoying writing and recording some new songs and a nod to festive spirit in my first ever Christmas song:  Little Christmas (Chasing Fairy Lights).  The song birthed when I was asked to be a part of a Christmas album of independent artists by Andy Jones who plays in a fab duo called Just By Chance.  Andy’s record label Searching For Dandelions released the album in December and it is available to download and is called A Searching for Dandelions Christmas 2.

To add a further sprinkling of festive to my tune myself and the very special Blythe Cooper drew up and created a stop motion animation video of cuteness to warm the cockles on those cold winter days.  The video and song have had some great support of which I massively appreciate 🙂


cover artwork to the festive tune by Jo Bywater

cover artwork to the festive tune by Jo Bywater

I hope you all have a fab festive time and best of luck for the new year.  I shall see you in 2013 with a renewed and ever more enhanced creative spirit.

Until then 🙂

Jo x

Bob’s Folk show Distilled & The Lomax

Just a quick one today to give you a shout out about a couple of music – related things I have going on.  I hope you’re all having a great summer so far whatever that means to you!

First up!  Bob’s Folk Show Distilled Pt1.

I did a session for Bob in January of this year and had a great time.  I got chance to hang out with the man himself for a few hours and then had the pleasure of performing pretty much all   of the songs on my album live in the studio.  Bob now has a second outlet for his show which he is calling Bob’s Folk show Distilled where he put selected highlights from his live show together as a show.  I’m on the first one that was aired last week!  Bobs Folk Show Distilled Pt1.  I’m on at around 15minutes but I also highly recommend checking out the other artists. It’s a great show.

I’ll be heading down to London in October to perform at a festival Bob is responsible for putting on called London Folk & Roots Festival which will be held at Amersham Arms on 28th October .

Secondly!  I did a gig on Saturday at The Lomax, Liverpool.  Awesome gig and awesome venue.  The Lomax was reopened recently as a music venue and has a great and supportive vibe for good music.  It’s run by T2F and I’ll be heading there again for a gig on  Sun 26th August for the bank holiday festival.  Lots and lots of bands and acoustic acts.  I’ll be playing solo in the upstairs room at 8pm. You have been warned…

The Lomax, Liverpool pic by Adrian Wharton 2012

The Lomax, Liverpool pic by Adrian Wharton 2012

See you soon

Jo x