Feb 21 – 23, 2020

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Nov 15, 2019

Singer-songwriter, poet and performer, tempered by the 60s-a beatnic hippy radical imbued with lots of mirth apparently.

(Image not available at time of posting) Singer-songwriter, poet and performer, tempered by the 60s-a beatnic hippy radical imbued with lots of mirth apparently. From Virginia most recently in 1970 when landed in Stratford after playing in a rock musical. Joined political folk group, “The Perth County Conspiracy” Terry then toured, recorded, played halls and clubs, and did radio and TV shows. 

From Virginia most recently in 1970 when landed in Stratford after playing in a rock musical. Joined political folk group, “The Perth County Conspiracy” Terry then toured, recorded, played halls and clubs, and did radio and TV shows. Terry wrote music for and played in a Stratford play, “Yerma” and wrote for several other plays, including “Ten Lost Years”, and “The Road to Charlottetown”. With David Woodhead (who produced and played and arranged), Terry made a CD, “The Hard Lesson”, and, after 34 years of being a private investigator, Terry is reaching out more, with new songs and a pretty good attitude.

I have a couple hundred songs. They come in various ways. All at once, tune and words, and sometimes one provokes the other,i.e., the words are there and you need a tune, or vice-versa.

In schools I attempt to illustrate (to grade 5 classes and thereabouts), that songs heard on TV or the radio came from, come from, were made by, humans, like themselves. I made the connection that in fact it is one’s birthright to be creative and I assisted children who had a tune and/or words, and I encouraged them by showing how we move into wedding the tune and words.