Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience — the local community. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Village Pump Sunday. Pics Trevor Porter The singer-songwriter, who lives near Kington , was diagnosed with colonic cancer 18 months ago. Initially, he kept his illness secret, even from the rest of his band. Last spring, just months out of his hospital bed, he was back on the road for a series of continental gigs followed by a challenging three-week tour in Canada. Now he is mapping out a gruelling summer of hikes, through Herefordshire, where he moved 23 years ago with his partner, Doe, and the border country.
Kington singer-songwriter John Jones maps out summer of gruelling hikes for charity
Another quiet Saturday afternoon goes by John re-visits his early days with a Darrell Banks classic, re-imagined as a duet with Rowan Godel, plus Al Scott on pedal-seel guitar and Tim Cotterell on fiddle. It didn't quite fit with the rest of his last album, Never Stop Moving. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help.
Debut solo album from the charismatic lead singer of Oysterband Oysterband's John Jones is going back to his roots with his debut solo CD, Rising Road. After 30 years with Oysterband, John has teamed up with friends old and new to explore and re-invent some of the classic traditional songs he loved in his youth, which stand alongside several beautiful, self-written tracks. The idea for the album came about when, on a short break from Oysterband a few years ago, John toured alongside his friends Benji Kirkpatrick Bellowhead, Faustus and Seth Lakeman. The collaboration worked so well that a seed was planted. Four years later, Rising Road was born. Producer Al Scott added some more musical colours wherever needed.
John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband , has been an avid walker for many years. Rushing from gig to gig, crowded motorways, increased stress levels and time wasted staring out of tour bus windows at inviting hills rolling by just made me think: walking 20 miles, setting up in a pub, church, canalside…anywhere…was worth trying as a much-needed alternative. Starting in , John combined his love of walking with his music and led a group of walkers and musicians from his home on the Welsh Borders, via the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham, to the Big Session Festival then in Leicester. They walked during the day and either played a gig or enjoyed their own session in the evening. Details of all the walks can be found on the walk pages. In the gigs and sessions at the end of a days walking, John and the Reluctant Ramblers musicians perform songs from his two solo albums:. On this site you can learn about any future walks and how you can join in either the walking, the gigs or both.