With over 20 albums and countless live performances over the past 30 years, Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a singer/songwriter and is acknowledged as a musical ambassador for his native North East.
Songs like Back in Durham Jail, The Bergen, Greek Lightening and These Coal Town Days, have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind.
Among those who have recorded their own versions of his songs are Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, Dubliners, Tannahill Weavers, Tom McConville, The McCalmans, Bob Fox and Liam Clancy.
Jez has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with his band, the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain.
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