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This is the home page of Guitarist, singer, songwriter
 and bluesman Jonathan Townsend.

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Photo taken by George Shovlin at The Harbour View 'Speakeasy', Sunderland.

Sun 13th Jan - The Elm Tree, Cambridge (8pm - full set)
Thurs 7th March - Buckingham Acoustic Club (45min Guest slot)
Sat 16th March - Waterloo Pub, Burton (30 minute set. Music from 8pm)
Sun 26th May - McMillan Fundraiser @  Peartree Bridge, MK (30 minute set)
Sat 22nd June - Shire Horse, Kettering (from 3pm - full set) with Ben White
Sun 23rd June - Strugglers, Lincoln (from 5pm - full set)
Mon 8th July - Rose & Crown, Oundle (Part of a blues night) (Starts at 8.30. I hour set)
Sat 13th July - Bodfest at The Plough, Bodicote (35 minute set at 6pm)
Sun 14th July - The Elm Tree, Cambridge (8pm - full set)

Sun 8th Sept - Saltaire Blues Club (4pm) (Cancelled)
Thurs 26th Sept - 'Speakeasy', Harbour View, Sunderland (45 min set)
Fri 27th Sept - 3 Wise Monkeys, Todmorden (with Ben White)(Full set)
Sat 5th Oct - Bailiff Bar, Wigan (with Ben White)(full set)
Thurs 31st Oct - Guest spot at Vaultage Open Mic, Stony Stratford (Cancelled due to illness)
Sun 23rd Feb - Strugglers, Lincoln

For other gigs , please go to

Best quotes at Gigs:
I nearly walked out on the Bob Dylan gig, but happily stayed for all of yours :-)

Lady:" I really liked that song of yours". Me: "Thanks, which one?" Lady:  "She scares me", Big smile

Below are a couple of clips from my first gig with Ben White on harmonica. Craig was unable to travel to the Manchester area. The unedited video was taken by Emma Westerman. Hopefully we will be able to schedule more gigs. It's a different sound to what we do with Craig, so it might suit some different venues. 

This is a collaboration with Lew Bear from Northamptonshire. He wanted me to join him on this track. You can find more about him at