New album with Billy Jones and Sláinte!

40 years after his first LP "Drinkin' at the Bar" - 46 years and ten vinyl and cd records now comes "Roy on the Hill", featuring 12 of his own compositions - songs of experience, and the ups and downs of life and love. The music on this record reflects the influences Billy has absorbed over the years - Irish, Scottish and American folk music, rockabilly, country, blues - roots music.

"Roy on the Hill" was recorded at Nobel Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden, engineered and produced by Dan Johansson and is released Billy’s and Slàinte’s own label Beejayzus Music. The release date is May 1, 2023. It will be on sale at all music outlets including digital (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc).

Billy Jones began playing in rock/pop bands in the early 60's, aged 15. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, of Irish ancestry, he grew up in Bathgate which was - in those days - a busy industrial, steel, mining and railroading town in the Scottish Lowlands. He had a long and varied career in Scotland with thousands of gigs throughout Europe and America. He now lives and works in Sweden, with regular home concerts at the Edinburgh Festival.

Billy’s regular band is Slàinte. The core of this group of musicians is Billy (guitar, vocals) and Jonas Liljeström (fiddle, percussion).

Roy on the Hill can be heard on Spotify here, and on Youtube Music here.

A review in the online magazine Americana Highways can be read here.




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