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Nathon Jones


“If you're opposed to brutality, if you then become the servant and the vehicle of further brutality then you are the manifestation of the wrong that you claim to oppose.”
The Trews, Russell Brand

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Great night at the Mill Sessions!

Lorient Festival Interceltique 2014

Dumfries & Galloway Summer/Autumn Tour 2014!

Newton Stewart Trad Festival a huge success!

HebCelt 2014 Stornoway!

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Reviews / Quotes

“If you're opposed to brutality, if you then become the servant and the vehicle of further brutality then you are the manifestation of the wrong that you claim to oppose.”
The Trews, Russell Brand

“... the audience were enchanted immediately with the excellent dobro and guitar playing and wonderful harmonies from this local duo.”
Stranraer & Wigtownshire Free Press

“This is particularly showcased on instrumentals ‘Watching the Hive’ and ‘Shine,’ the latter of which is also notable for Nathon Jones’ tasty Dobro licks.”
Oz Hardwick, R2 Magazine

“We call for a straight forward redesign of our culture, in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unneccesary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but also as totally unacceptable.”
Jacque Fresco

“Some of the best playing I've ever heard…and then this guy came on.”
Bobby McConechy

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Biography

I was born in Poole, Dorset in England in 1974. My parents, Billy and Carmel, had moved there from Northern Ireland. I have a beautiful sister, Billie, and I am also twinned with Aaron Jones. :o)

I currently reside in one of the most beautiful and thankfully still undiscovered parts of South West Scotland - Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway - having, as a family, moved from Willaston, Cheshire, to the market town of Newton Stewart in 1987.

My two wonderful, brilliant children came along, Kerry and Daniel, and then my wonderful partner Rhona and her amazing wee fella, Lewis - they are all a huge inspiration to me, as are all of my family.

I have been playing acoustic guitar since the age of 11 and, after the heavy metal years!, developed a keen interest in bluegrass and, specifically, resonator guitar after hearing the great Jerry Douglas and, subsequently, Rob Ickes, Frankie Lane and many others. This has also led to a bit of banjo picking and I love a good song too of course.

My music is a mix of traditional Irish and Scottish songs, tunes, bluegrass and folk and I am currently working on a debut release with my twin brother Aaron which is a combination of original songs and instrumentals along with some of our favourites that we, invariably, end up playing at parties, Christmas, New Year...any chance we get!

I have guested on several projects and recordings, my proudest being asked to feature on my brother Aaron's solo debut, Secret Orders, which he recorded with the brilliant Claire Mann. Details of recordings I've featured on can be found on my discography page.

I have since performed on BBC Alba for the Ceol Country series, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with Mary Ann Kennedy and Jenna Cumming, O2 Glasgow with Old Blind Dogs, National Piping Centre Glasgow, Celtic Connections, Shetland Folk Festival and many more.

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