Jo Bywater : WSO Liverpool, 03/10/2015

Jo Bywater, live at Sound Food & Drink, as part of We Shall Overcome Liverpool, 03/10/2015.


Yorkshire-born, Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Jo Bywater assumes the from of an innovative and inspired musical force. Rhythmic, tactile, rockin’, poetry.

Jo independently released her debut album ‘Cycle Grace Pulse Break’ in December 2010. It captures both the whispering gentleness and dynamic power of Jo’s expression. Bluesy and captivating. As a result of positive feedback from magazines such as Americana, R2, Folk Radio UK and FATEA she has performed various sessions, a small selection of highlights being Songs from the Shed, Radio Merseyside, Bob’s Folk Show and Roots & Fusion.

Jo has played extensively across the UK and is a familiar face on the Liverpool music scene. Festivals include Beverley Folk Festival, Purbeck Folk Festival, Folkstock, London Folk and Roots Festival, Liverpool Music Week, Threshold Festival, International Pop Overthrow, Brighton, London, Liverpool and Manchester Prides, Hope Street Feast, Liverpool International Music Festival and London Vegan Festival.

“Chasing Tales” EP released Sept. 2013 is acoustic Blues slide guitar meets finger-picking brain food. Raw and finely-crafted beauty with a dark twist, soothed with harmonies, melodies and textured. A worth follow-up to its predecessor in creative growth. Guest performers are Andy Jones (Just by Chance) and Blythe Cooper. Mastered by Russell Cottier (Parr St. Studio). Released in collaboration with Searching For Dandelions Label/Collective.

“Chasing Tales” EP released 27th Sept. 2013, and is available from Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes & CD Baby and at shows.

Jo cut her teeth as a lead guitarist performing in a variety of bands/duos/solo projects: Covers and Originals. From acoustic blues to 80′s and most things in between. She has played electric and acoustic, lead and rhythm guitar with a number of original artists as well as performing for their studio recordings and International tours. Her influences, though widely spun, have defined and quenched roots in alternative rock, blues and folk-rock. She has also been involved as a co-organiser in various events over the last few years, including Big Her Night, a charity evening to celebrate International Women’s Day and Rock the Lane.

Jo is also a painter and graphic designer.



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