JOHNNY COPPIN CD: BORDERLAND
Detail: A grant to help fund the production costs of recording a CD of songs performed by the folk song writer and singer, Johnny Coppin.
Recording: completed during the autumn of 2013. The CD was released in early 2014.
Background: Johnny Coppin is an English singer/songwriter, composer, poetry anthologist and broadcaster. He plays guitar and piano and has written and recorded many albums as a solo artist. He has a weekly one-hour show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire entitled Folk Roots which he has produced and presented every week since 1996. Coppin has been the Musical Director for the Festival Players since 1992. More information on Coppin is available at the website: http://www.johnnycoppin.com
Funding: David Weston made this grant possible through a generous donation to the Richard Thomas Foundation.
“The new CD from Johnny Coppin “Borderland” is a total gem – great singing – uncluttered production – one of the best things he’s done “ – Mike Harding
“immediately accessible and thoroughly appealing in its characteristic gentle strength of expression.” – Froots Magazine
“a very polished work from someone who is still at the top of their game’’- The Living Tradition Magazine