A few years back, I travelled to a house in rural Somerset and met a fantastic man called Jon Earl. The musician I was with was there in the countryside of the West to visit Jon’s shed, which in the time since our journey there has become one of the most exciting underground music ‘venues’ in the whole of the UK.
Jon runs Songs from the Shed, a phenomenally simple but incredibly effective idea – to record basic acoustic sessions on a digital camera in the beautiful surround of his shed. He’s in demand for musicians visiting the West Country these days. Unsurprisingly, notable names have visited Jon’s shed, including the excellent Benjamin Francis Leftwich and notable comedian-come-musician Tim Minchin.
Aside from all his musical accomplishments, I can commend Jon for being a truly awesome guy and making a splendid cup of tea. He’s also been so supportive of some of the brilliant musicians I’ve worked with over the past few years, the latest being the amazing Hot Feet whose session you can view below.
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