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Welcome to the official site of The Jacket's Americana Jukebox -  a weekly show on Blues & Roots Radio UK presented by John The Jacket.

It's the place to get to know some great Americana.  You can listen live on Monday's 8:00 PM and Thursday's 4:00 PM. You can also catch up via the mixcloud player.

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"John Hawes is something of an enigma, best known by his pseudonym The Jacket he's a hardworking, cricket obsessed, vegan cowboy who divides his time between the lonesome wilds of Essex and the badlands of Manchester.

Dedicated to gig going and scouring the outer reaches of radio for ear-tingling vintage and new music he selects only the finest tunes to put on his magical Jukebox. An intoxicating blend of country, folk and whatever-it-actually-means Americana you will know his show by its twang, its passion, and its whiskey drenched heartbreak. Expect to hear Steve Earle, Clubhouse Records, Emmylou Harris, Austin Lucas, James McMurtry and whoever made him almost miss the last train home this week.  

John is a regular contributor to Fatea Magazine and the Live Reviews Editor for americana UK. How did he get his name? That would be telling, but make sure you ask for a glug of his homeblended rum next time you spot him in the pit."

bio from Acoustic Spectrum

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