Southern Sounds: J & B Troubadours
Ron Volcich on guitar/vocals, Mike Harrop percussion and John Goodwin on harmonicas/vocals are The J & B Troubadours (J & B being jazz & blues).
“Individually, we’ve been playing for numerous years with different line-ups, John with Coupe & the Roosters and Ron in Swingtown. Ron and John met a couple of years ago at one of the last Southern Highlands Open Mic held at the Moss Vale Hotel in-between the pandemic lockdowns and decided to have a few jams sessions together. After a few sessions together, they decided to work on a repertoire together that has grown to include an eclectic collection of blues and jazz standards. While practicing in his back yard Ron heard a neighbour playing some tasty Tom Tom lines and that’s how Mike joined us after a short chat over the back fence!
“We’ve been very fortunate in our journey. Not everyone gets a chance to play great music with friends at our age and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon! We’re having too much fun.”
” We’ve been to the Merimbula Jazz Festival in June and were very warmly received. We have had a very good relationship with Gavan at the Bundanoon Hotel. And also have a great relationship with Adam at Highland FM 107.1 and have been artist of the month for October as part of the stations initiative “Home Grown” We will be performing our stripped back Jazz and Blues at the Bowral Bowling Club on Saturday 18th of November as part of the stations “Home Grown” program and then switching the tempo somewhat for the Bundanoon Folk festival the following weekend.”
Photos by Steven Foster Photography