"bringing Traditional music to life with guitar work that rings in the hall like the bells of Rhymney...great fiddle...singing and harmonies filled with subtle voices of the past combined with a sultry presence...a fascinating mix of Celtic, American and English Folk…a great fondness for Pentangle and Bert Jansch." – David Stafford, KKUP
"one of my favorite Celtic genre-bending local artists" -- Tony Becker, AmeriCeltic
"I heard Hardly Strictly Trad. for the first time live on KKUP a few weeks ago, and actually pulled over to the side of the road to listen. Particularly struck by the sound and clarity of the guitar work." -- unsolicited e-mail from staff member, U.C. Santa Cruz
'Hardly Strictly Trad.' is my acoustic trio of fingerstyle guitar & violin/fiddle, with male and female vocal harmonies applied to mostly Traditional celtic/folk/blues repertoire, plus original instrumentals all infused with a touch of jazz. Featuring English singer Erica Hockett on lead vocals. -- JR
Hear us live -- at KKUP and Red Rock, tracks 6-12 on site player (at bottom). Erica and I joined by guests Nancy Kerr (vocals/woodwinds) and Trevor Lloyd (violin).
Sat. Sept. 7, 7:30pm at High St. Station, Alameda
Wed. Sept. 11, 8pm at The Bistro, Hayward
Fri. Sept. 20, 7:30pm at Atlas Cafe, S.F.
Fri. Sept. 27, 8pm at Red Rock Cafe, Mountain View
Fri. Oct. 4, 8pm First Friday at Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz
Sat. Nov. 16, 11am at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
Fri. Dec. 27, 7pm at High St. Station, Alameda
Thur. Jan. 2, 8pm at Piacere, San Carlos (instr. duo)
Fri. Jan. 10, 9pm at Plough&Stars, S.F. by Spirit Vibrations Presents
Fri. Jan. 24, 4pm live on-air at KKUP 91.5 FM
Sat. Jan. 25, 8pm at Red Rock Cafe, Mountain View (w/ Trevor Lloyd)
Fri. Jan. 31, 7:30pm at Atlas Cafe, S.F. (instr. duo)
Wed. Feb. 5, 8:00pm at Cigar Bar & Grill, S.F. (instr. duo)
Sat. Feb. 15, 8:00pm at Caffe Frascati, San Jose (w/ Trevor Lloyd)
Sat. Feb. 22, 7:30pm at The Monkey House, Berkeley
Sat. March 1, 6:30pm at O'Reilly's Irish Pub, S.F. (accompanying Aine Brolly)
Sun. March 2, 6:30pm at Forest Hill Center for the Fine Arts, S.F.
Sun. March 30, 11am at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
Sat. May 24, 7pm at High St. Station, Alameda