Mudcat Café message #165836 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17171   Message #165836
Posted By: lamarca
20-Jan-00 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Nic Jones
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
Thank you, Clare, for calling the Jones' and for the update.

Nic Jones was one of the first British folk revival artists I "discovered" when I was first looking for recordings of ballads and songs done in a more traditional style than by my rock favorites, Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. I live in the USA, and finding British vinyl was difficult in the early 80's. After buying "Banddogs" just on spec, I went back and bought every one of Nic's albums that I could find. I recently got "In Search of..." and am happy that there will be a volume 2! He was and always will be my favorite singer/guitarist/fiddler doing the "Old Songs"; his arrangements were beautiful, and he drew you into the song and let the story shine through.

My best wishes to both Nic and his wife; I hope that they know of the support and admiration that has been expressed here.