It was unfortunate for KEN NICOL that a planned gig on May 1 2014, as part of his Australian tour, needed to be cancelled – but it was fortunate for the show in that he was therefore able to call in for a very interesting chat. He has toured Australia before as a member of Steeleye Span, and has also toured the UK and recorded with The Albion Band, but 2014 sees him playing once again in a solo format.
The conversation here covers matters such as Steeleye, the rigours of touring, his continual learning curve with the guitar, the questions of technicality vs melody and making music that’s distinctively personal – and more, including the Folkcast podcast. There were some technical isssues with the original mobile phone connection, so Ken switched to Skype partway through – see if you can tell where in this edited version!
Ken Nicol interview (24.11)