Friday Live: Son of John & John Parker
Son Of John (Jacob Johnson) are back performing with renowned double bassist John Parker, of the band Nizlopi.
Last year the duo released their debut E.P “Live at Fieldgate Studio”. The duo takes Jacob’s own material as well as traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic, to create intimate yet vibrant gigs.
With the mix of Jacob’s “husky drawl...and.. effortless picking” mixed with John’s ability “teasing the most amazing sounds, bowing, plucking, sawing and downright thrashing to remarkable effect” – FATEA Magazine - out of his instrument, the duo wander from old timey foot stompers to slower more ambient songwriter ballads.
“..a series of intricately and sometimes delicately orchestrated, vignettes and ballads that switch in a heartbeat from reference points as diverse as Appalachian Bluegrass to the arid string patterns of the Maghreb.” – Slap Magazine
“The pairing worked well, with Jacob’s husky vocals, and acoustic guitar, being poked and cajoled by the warm bass line stirred by JP.” – Rhythm & Booze
“As with his debut album, the playing is faultless, the original songs outstanding and, if anything, the intervening 2 years have rendered Jacob's voice even more distinctive.” – Paul Jackson, FATEA Magazine