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Thread #152408   Message #3564896
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
07-Oct-13 - 08:06 AM
Thread Name: Nic Jones and U.S Mudcatters?
Subject: RE: Nic Jones and U.S Mudcatters?
Firstly, the CD with the butchered body (drawn by Tony Hall UK melodeon player, who appears on Penguin Eggs) is called "Unearhed" (I should know, I produced it!)Some people find the cartoon in bad taste, but Nic loved it, It was his call
I think the reason that Nic is less well known in the US (and indeed Europe) is that he never gigged there! He did make a trip to Oz/NZ once, but after 1982 that was the end of touring, sadly.
It's great that with his return to the stage (after 30+ years) Much to his families surprise, and the splendid TV doc last week. His profile has had a resurgence. Every gig a sell out over here. Ann example. At Nics first comeback appearance at Sidmouth Fest 2 years ago, the queue for his afternoon concert, started forming an hour before the preceeding lunchtime concert, and went all around the block! Stellar line-up too. Martin Simpson, Chris Wood, Kerr and Fagan,
This summer, he hase been gigging with son Joe on guitar, and Belinda O'Hooley Keys/acc. Nic has changed a lot, writing new and thought provoking songs....Have a dig around You Tube for examples.