John Jones’ new album was released on 4th September 2015 and is available for sale online via Oysterband’s shop.
John says: “This is the album I have been making (alongside “Diamonds on the Water”) for the past three years, with many of the songs honed and fully realised on our walking tours the length and breadth of this beautiful, curious and contradictory country in search of the haunting stories that hide beneath the surface.
Inevitably my own story at the end of last year became mixed up with it and, for me, what I always thought of as my English folk album of big songs from small stories became an expression of my own ‘revival’. The last song to arrive, “Never Stop Moving”, seemed to capture that. I am moving again and somehow my voice just gets stronger…and for that I am just bloody grateful. Stay strong out there. Best, JJ”
NEVER STOP MOVING…Big songs from a small country…
The album features the Reluctant Ramblers: Rowan Godel, Tim Cotterell, Lindsey Oliver, Dil Davies, Benji Kirkpatrick, Boff Whalley and Al Scott (who also produced the album).
There are also contributions from guest musicians including Oysterband’s Alan Prosser and Adrian Oxaal.
John talked with Boff Whalley about the album and some of the stories behind the songs in a video set in beautiful countryside near the Welsh border:
Reviews (click on each to read in a new tab/window):
An in-depth review of the album in FATEA from Ken Brown
See a couple of other reviews posted on Johns’ Facebook page