Highly acclaimed acoutic guitarist and songwriter Jon Fletcher is currently working on his second album from which he has unveiled a few rough mixes which you can listen to below. Tracks include the classic ‘Black is the Colour’ on which Jon continues to weave his influences of English folk and jazz into his unique sound. He also does a lovely version of ‘Oh The Wind and the Rain’ which culminates in a lovely gentle rolling jig ‘Clare Favourite’ (which I belive is played by Jane Griffiths – Telling the Bees). They tune goes by other names including ‘Old Favourite’ and ‘Kilfenora’, it’s sometimes played faster but it really shines at this pace. The final tracks demonstrate Jon’s songwriting skills and if this ‘work in progress’ is anything to go by he’ll have a cracking album out soon.
As well as performing solo and as a trio with Colin Fletcher and Jane Griffiths, Jon is a member of Oxfordshire folk legends Magpie Lane, and also plays with Australian “power-folk” singer-songwriter Lisa Fitzgibbon.
“One of Britain’s best acoustic guitarists and a great songwriter to boot” Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
With imagery drawn from the natural world and intricately-moulded guitar traceries always close to centre-stage, he creates a wistful, chamber-Pentangle sound-world. Gently attractive; a definite grower. fRoots