In 2014, I was fortunate to be involved at the start of a collaboration between John Fairhurst and Pat Hammett and Tom Drummond. Pat and Tom make fantastic cigar box guitars out of their workshop in Easton, Bristol. I met them at the Grillstock festival last summer and a couple of weeks later I took around my guitars to their workshop for them to look at my work.
During this meeting they mentioned they were looking for a local blues guitar player to endorse their guitars and had I heard of John Fairhurst. "Funny enough", I said "I've been working with John for a while now taking his photographs". And that was it. A couple of weeks later I'd lined up the Bristol Roots media team and we recorded several videos and an interview with John at the fantastic D&H workshop.
During the session we recorded John playing a song that he said was inspired by John Fahey and a meeting with Christopher Paul Stelling at the South by South West festival in Texas. I listened to Christopher's latest album last night and loved it and felt motivated to watch this video of John again and post it to my blog.
I'll be posting links to all the videos that we made that night on my blog soon.