Tag Archives: Rowan Godel

On John Jones: Never Stop Moving


I’ve been waiting, as have all the Ramblers, for this CD–and for a long part of the wait, since news of John Jones’ illness and surgery broke, with more of a sense of urgency than the usual pre-release expectation. Never Stop Moving does not disappoint. Perhaps my view is colored.  Most of the songs are familiar …

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On the Rehearsal at the Lysses


I was late, exhausted, and my feet hurt, but John Jones bid me welcome when I found the private bar at the Lysses, filled with other ramblers.  I folded myself up on the floor against the back wall, exchanged smiles with some of the others.  We’d put in 17 miles that day, starting at The …

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On Songs to Bike to 101 (pt III)


  Sunday and Monday were rainy mornings–torrential rainy mornings.  This morning dawned bright and cool and windy, with crazy clouds scudding across a deep blue sky.  I made really good time:  it was perfect riding weather.   The song this morning, as I became aware of it at Simpson’s Corner on the Tour de Dixmont, …

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On Diamonds on the Water


Oysterband fans have been waiting for this CD for a long time.  Some of us pre-ordered it months ago and have been waiting with anticipation for the February 17th release date:  some of us in the US were appalled to suddenly realize that February 17th was a postal holiday and we wouldn’t get it until the …

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On John Jones & the Reluctant Ramblers at the Nettlebed Village Club


I will admit that one of the reasons I wanted to join John Jones’ White Horses Walk was that I was fascinated by the scenario:  walk the English countryside from gig to gig–live performances at pubs, clubs or other small venues.  This is the fourth year John Jones has planned these adventures out; this year, …

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