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News archive 2011

Hubert Sumlin RIP

(December 2011) "it was a life changing experience for so many of us, when, for the first time, we heard Hubert Sumlin play guitar on Howlin' Wolf's classic "Goin' Down Slow". Peace, Love, and eternal thanks to you Mr Sumlin, may you rest in Peace. John Peel, Peter Hope-Evans, and i, shared a deep love for this track, and fittingly, it was one of the recordings played at John's funeral."

MEDICINE HEAD - "Fiddlersophical" - special edition!

(October 2011) John is pleased to offer a special hologram cover edition of the "Fiddlersophical" album, available exclusively and only from the online store!

John Fiddler signs with Neil O'Brien Entertainment!

(October 2011) John has just signed with Neil O'Brien Entertainment agency. Contact them for enquiries and bookings at

MEDICINE HEAD - first new album in 35 years!

Highslide JS (October 2011) "Fiddlersophical", the first new Medicine Head album in over 35 years was released on 03 October 2011 by Angel Air Records and has already got its first 5 star review!

"Fiddlersophical" can be ordered from the the online store now!

Amy Winehouse RIP

(July 2011) i've been waiting for the "idiot winds" to blow through, so i could take a little time to thank AMY for shining here for us for a while. Peace and Love to you and your Family AMY, john xx

NEW BOOK: '1000 Songs That Rock Your World' by Dave Thompson!

Highslide JS Highslide JS (June 2011) In his new book '1000 Songs That Rock Your World', author Dave Thompson has provided the ultimate guide to the best music of the past 50+ years. And it even comes with John Fiddler's own top 5 list!

The book covers Abba to ZZ Top, via the Beatles, Elvis, the Stones, Bruce and the Bee Gees, and many more. Click on the images above to enlarge.

BOX OF FROGS albums re-issued with bonus tracks!

Highslide JS (March 2011) Cherry Red label Esoteric Recordings released newly remastered editions of the two Box Of Frogs albums on 28 Feb 2011. The band comprised former Yardbird members Chris Dreja, Paul Samwell-Smith and Jim McCarty plus John Fiddler. Bonus tracks on "Box Of Frogs" are "X-Tracks" and "Nine Lives", while "I Keep Calling" is added to "Strange Land".

And don't forget that the latest Medicine Head recording "Free" is still available through iTunes, Amazon and all the other online stores. Visit for more information!

Artists support Japan

(March 2011) Artists from all over the world are contributing tracks to the 'Artists Support Japan' channel on YouTube, including John Fiddler, Morgan Fisher, Blue Weaver and Paul Rodgers.

 John Fiddler performs "Rising Sun"