John Carnie -Jazz Blues Folk Celtic Acoustic Guitarist and Singer
John Carnie Blues Folk Trio

John Carnie is a blues and folk guitarist and singer and is the author of the Scottish Guitar Tutor Book. He is known for his driving fusion of acoustic celtic, blues and folk guitar. His styles range from playing driving blues and Irish reels to jazzy swing blues and self penned rocking ballads. 

    Recent shows include the sold out "John Carnie and Spider Mackenzie Still Have the Blues" - Edinburgh Festival show. "A driving mix of celtic, jazz, folk and blues from two of Scotland's finest musicians making a rare Festival Fringe appearance" - BBC Radio Scotland.

    As a professional educator, he has written for various publications on folk and blues music and is experienced in leading guitar masterclasses and workshops on a variety of styles. His album "Far from Home" was described by Scotland on Sunday as "an exposition of fleet-fingered flatpicking".    

    Now recently based in the south of England he is re-exploring his blues-folk roots with the John Carnie Blues Folk Trio. This new band delivers a unique and driving mix of folk and blues with a celtic and jazz edge.  The music ranges from delta slide blues to Donegal slip jigs and powerful acoustic blues to jazzy interpretations of Richard Thompson songs. The new band features leading jazz musicians Paul Jefferies on double bass and Charlie Stratford on drums.   

    The video tracks below are from the Glasshouse Sessions featuring the John Carnie Blues Folk Blues Trio January 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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