"One of the UK's best kept secrets"



"A superior singer/writer "

No Depression

"A fantastic body of work"


"A bounteous mix of the finest roots music has to offer"

Folk Radio UK

"Deft finger-picking style against a wonderfully atmospheric vocal"


"Britain's greatest contemporary fingerstyle guitarist"

Guitar Quarterly

"A triumph of English-Americana"

Time Out 


"The nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band"

Sean Rowley, BBC Radio London

"Dark songs of drunkenness and murder!"

The Independent   

"A troubadour and one of the best singer/songwriters we have in this country"

Morning Star

"Not just a good songwriter, a truly great one"

Americana UK 9/10

Album of the Year for 2nd album Nobody's Son
as voted for by the staff at Americana UK

Jason McNiff is a London based Yorkshireman of Irish and Polish descent. He has made five records of what is loosely described as Folk or Americana, yet there is something very British about him. As Time Out attests, “McNiff’s quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world– an almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues.” He is often touted as one of the UK's most overlooked musical treasures - a great songwriter and top-notch finger-style guitarist. His album, April Cruel (Fledg’ling) was nominated for best album in the alt.country category at the Independent Music Awards in the US while a new double CD anthology is set for release in April 2017.


© 2016 by Benni Carol Photography for Jason McNiff