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 receiving the highest praise and is a 2022 Mercury Award Nominated Album 

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

Biography

 

 

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. He is a critically acclaimed award-winning recording artist and staple of the Merseyside singer-songwriter scene.

 

His Songwriting has been critically acclaimed worldwide.

 

He plays solo or with his band “John Jenkins and The James Street Band.”

His most recent UK tour was performed with Pippa Murdie on Mandolin, guitar and backing vocals.

From his early years in Liverpool 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 and has supported Chris Difford (Squeeze), Jarrod Dickenson, Robert Vincent (AMAUK Artist of the year), Steve Tilson recent years.

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.”