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GENERATION JONES, based in the North Cotswolds, was formed in 2007 by singer-songwriters Geoff Carr and Jon Beynon who had previously been members of a five-piece rock band, Indian Summer.
Their music is characterised by the mellow sound of acoustic guitar and tight, smooth vocal harmonies. Their writing is influenced heavily by the work of such greats as James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, and Lennon and McCartney.
Equally at home in bars and restaurants as on festival stages, GENERATION JONES play regularly at music venues and various private or corporate functions in and around Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
A typical set mixes covers of popular, classic folk-rock tunes and their own original material.
Judy brings a powerful voice, a great-unaccompanied style and a deep respect for tradition to her performances of a huge repertoire of (mostly) American songs and ballads.
Judy’s singing is marked by a command of narrative that pulls the audience in to really understand what the song is about. Her style and presentation are “a credit to the sources”. Folks come away from a Judy Cook concert with fresh insight into old songs and the warm feeling of having joined with others in plenty of choruses and harmonies. They take with them musical memories: the flirtatious charm of a young maid’s teasing love song, the gripping story of a classic ballad, the exhilaration of a rousing gospel, the silly delight of an animal song, and many more.
Judy lifts the spirit and entertains us with programs drawn from her vast and varied repertoire of traditional songs and ballads from the English speaking world – American songs from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to the Southern Appalachian Mountains; from the Ozarks up to New Hampshire, Maine and eastern Canada; and across the Atlantic to songs from England and Scotland. These she presents along with her personal memories and research in a straight-forward unaccompanied style.
Judy’s command of narrative style and deep respect for traditions have earned admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. We find ourselves captured by the timelessness of these old songs; delighted with Judy’s ability to discover the best of them, and her skillful use of phrasing and understanding to take us inside the songs, sharing the joys, sorrows, concerns and delights of the unknown poets who wrote them so many years ago and the real people who have been singing them since. You can’t help but have a wonderful time.
KC Jones are Karen Killeen and Colin Jones (Ceejay).
They are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Nuneaton in Warwickshire who musically joined forces a number of years ago when Ceejay joined Karen’s band ‘KKB’ as a lead guitarist. When the band split they decided to carry on performing together. Separately they both have long histories of being in the music industry. Karen is a singer/songwriter who has been performing for over 30 years, as a solo folk artist and both with a jazz band and a rock and roll band. Ceejay, also a songwriter, has performed in bands and duos for over 30 years. KC Jones performs a mix of original music and their own unique arrangements of popular songs. All welcome! £2 entry!