Singer Nic Jones was among the most acclaimed artists to emerge from the British folk revival, winning praise for his moving vocals as well as his prowess on guitar and fiddle. Greatly influenced by Martin Carthy, whose percussive guitar style Jones adopted for his own, he first surfaced during the late '60s as a member of the group the Halliard, mounting a solo career in 1970 with his debut album, Ballads and Songs. A collection of traditional tunes distinguished by Jones' outstanding instrumental work, the record also established his mastery of the long ballad. A self-titled effort followed in 1971, but was his last album for six years; the follow-up, Noah's Ark Trap, finally appeared in 1977, with From the Devil a Stranger appearing a year later. Around that same time Jones also joined the short-lived group Bandoggs, releasing an ...
Read Full Biography

Album Highlights

Game Set Match 2006 Game Set Match
Penguin Eggs 1980 Penguin Eggs
See Full Discography

Artists Moods

Artists Themes