Mudcat Café message #1143266 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68118   Message #1143266
Posted By: Phil Cooper
22-Mar-04 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: nic jones stories
Subject: RE: nic jones stories
I saw Nic Jones on my 21st birthday in 1975 at the Enterprise club in London (I was an exchange student from the states there in that fall). I really enjoyed the show, watching his guitar playing intently. I had also seen him at a different folk club a couple weeks earlier where some people in back were talking. He some comment about everyone being able to hear the words to some song and remarked there was a good reason why some wouldn't be able to hear, but he was being too polite. You had to be there, I suppose. I actually had a twenty second conversation with him about a guitar tuning (CGCGCD). That was the extent of any conversation I ever had with him. But I did go back to my flat and experiment with the tuning. One of the reasons I went to London in the folly of my youth was to see as many folk artists as I could. I had Nic first two albums before I came over and was always hoping I'd get a chance to see him. The fact that he was at the Enterprise on my 21st birthday was just real nice, I thought.