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Some of the greatest contemporary English folk songs since early Richard Thompson are coming from the pen of Jez Lowe - BOSTON GLOBE
An excellent matching of old and new - Q MAGAZINE
the best songwriter to come out of England in a long time - RICHARD THOMPSON
For the last thirty years, singer and songwriter Jez Lowe has taken his songs of life in his native North East England to audiences across the world, sometimes solo, sometimes with his band The Bad Pennies, and sometimes in a variety of collaborative and commissioned musical enterprises, all of which have made him one of the most hard-working and popular acoustic/folk artists of the present day.
His latest album, his fifteenth, entitled Wotcheor!, has once more thrust him into the spotlight, with a successful series of stage shows, and a fistful of outstanding reviews, and a renewed interest in his brand of pointed, poignant and powerful musical epistles from the North, that have brought him a nomination for Folksinger of the Year in the BBC Folk Awards, an "album of the year" award in the US-based Indie-Acoustic Awards, and a Sony Radio Award for his contribution to the prestigious Radio Ballads series for the BBC, over the last five years alone.
As well as his own performances and tours around the globe, featuring Jez accompanying himself on guitar, cittern, mandolin and harmonica, Jez's songs also travel independently, thanks to cover versions by the likes of Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, Cherish The Ladies, The Tannahill Weavers, The McCalmans, Bob Fox, The Black Family, The Clancys and scores more folk acts around the world.
One of the folk scene's great unsung heroes... His best album for some time. - MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2
A profoundly impressive new album. Lowe has earned the right to be counted among England's finest contemporary songwriters. - DAILY TELEGRAPH, UK