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Jones, Nic

Date:    Fri, 15 Dec 1995 01:06:00 +0800
From:    Matthew Zuckerman (matthew.zuckerman@IAC-ONLINE.COM)
Subject: Nic Jones

This is the entry for Nic Jones in the Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular
Folk singer, instrumentalist, one of the UK folk revival's most
accomplished interpreters, held in great esteem for fiddle and guitar
playing. Influenced by Chet Atkins, Martin carthy, Bert Janch, Davey
Graham; his playing is percussive similarly to Carthy's, rather more
restrained and ornamental......... His "Penguin Eggs" (1980 on Topic)
raised him to the ranks of the best, Melody Maker folk album of the year
described as 'truly essential'........ With star in the ascendant, was
critically injured in a car crash 1982, had not fully recovered [as of]
Me again. The above mentioned "Penguin Eggs" includes Canadee-i-o and
Farewell to The Gold, which Bob sang in late 1992. Jones has now made a
partial recovery, enough to be able to sing back up on a couple of
albums recently, but as far as I know has not been able to return to
singing and playing the guitar. And he is/was damn good.

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