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Nic Jones interviewed by Sam Carter

Posted by Christopher Friedenthal 01 January 2013

In the second of our In the Footsteps series of interviews Sam Carter interviews Nic Jones.

Nic Jones is a towering figure of British Folk Revival and has been a major influence on the folk scene since the early 1970s. Sam Carter has been described by Jon Boden as "The finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation" and won Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

In part one of our interview, Nic & Sam discuss their initial reluctance to talk t0 their audiences, Nic’s favourite day job as a lifeguard and being back on stage with Belinda O’Hooley & his son Joe Jones. Also discussed are his plans for a new Nic Jones record and one of his most memorable songs, Ruins by the Shore.

Recorded in Devon on 8 August 2012. Many thanks to Julia & Nic Jones for hosting the interview.

See Bright Young Folk's full list of In the Footsteps video interviews.

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