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John Jenkins | Liverpudlian Singer - Songwriter
20 Jul 2021
by Cathy Block

John Jenkins new album ‘If You Can’t Forgive You Can’t Love’ with Fretsore Records is out now!

Amidst the tumultuous state of the world, creatives are vying for room to express themselves across the digital space; from virtual co-writes to the challenges of in-person recording and socially distanced studios. But above all this stands the music, and the creative river remains in a constant and necessary state of ebb and flow.

Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, Wirrel resident, John Jenkins is one such artist. His new album ‘If You Can’t Forgive You Can’t Love’ is his first since signing to indie label Fretsore Records.

The ex-Persuaders and Come In Tokio man - a veteran of John Peel sessions and 80s post-punk - is carving out a path for himself as a renowned singer/songwriter on the UK folk, country and Americana scene. Jenkins is a master of melody, understated lyrics and deft chord changes, while his songs have been hailed wherever music is written about. He was also asked to support Squeeze legend Chris Difford during a pre-pandemic tour.

‘If You Can’t Forgive You Can’t Love’ is co-produced by John Jenkins and Jon Lawton (Sami Yusuf, Two Black Sheep) and mastered by Pete Maher (The Rolling Stones, U2, Patti Smith). The album is available on Fretsore Records on 6th August. Fans can pre-order the album via Bandcamp.

‘Kathleen’ and ‘Desert Hearts’ are now available to download and stream.

'If You Can’t Forgive You Can’t Love' will be promoted via a UK Tour, starting right here in Shrewsbury on Wednesday August 18 where he will be playing at The Old Post Office.


“One to watch” - NSAI – Nashville Songwriters Association International
"Here we have a collection of warm, emphatic, personal and resonant songs which are akin to having a deep conversation with an old friend, someone with whom you feel comfortable. Excellent album, highly recommended" - Fatea Music Magazine on ‘Growing Old – Songs from my Front Porch’
“Jenkins has put together a collection of songs here that really find a way of speaking to you. A carefully constructed fine piece of work” - Maverick Music Magazine on ‘Growing Old – Songs from my Front Porch’

Website: www.johnjenkinsmusic.com

Fretsore Records
Contact: brendan@fretsorerecords.com