Fretsore Records recording artist John Jenkins is carving out a path for himself as a renowned singer/songwriter on the UK folk, country, and Americana scene. Either as a Solo artist or with his acclaimed band "John Jenkins and The James Street Band". 

GSMC 2021 Music Award "Newcomer" Finalist

Americana UK 2021 “Emerging Artist” Runner Up

His Album “If You Cant Forgive, You Cant Love”  was released on 6th August 2021 and has been recieving the highest praise and is a 2022 Mercury Award Nominated Album 

"One To Watch" January 2021 - Nashville Songwriters Association International 




John Jenkins is a critically acclaimed recording artist and staple of the Liverpool singer-songwriter scene.

From his early years in bands The Persuaders and Come in Tokio (both of which made waves in the 80s with support on BBC Radio 1) to his recent success in the root’s scene, Jenkins has developed an engaged audience of fans in the Rock, Country, and Americana formats.

He has established himself as a live touring act, both solo and collaboratively, sharing stages with the likes of Elvis Costello, Chris Difford (Squeeze), Steve Tilston, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Beat and Jarrod Dickenson.

Jenkins latest body of work, 2021’s ‘If You Can’t Forgive You Can’t Love’ gained critical acclaim in the likes of RnR, Folk Radio UK and Americana UK with support from Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster).

The album was so-produced by John Jenkins and Jon Lawton (Sami Yusuf, Two Black Sheep) and mastered by Pete Maher (The Rolling Stones, U2, Patti Smith). It is available on CD and Digital via Fretsore Records and features the singles “Desert Hearts”, “Kathleen” and “Strangers On A Train”.