Jo Sheffield originally hails from Northumberland, England and although she has been in New Zealand for some years, recently moved to Upper Hutt from Levin, where the vibrant local music scene provided plenty of opportunities to play!
She started singing at Levin Folk Club in 2013, and hasn’t looked back, taking every opportunity to play whenever she can at the various Folk Festivals, Folk Clubs, Open Mic’s, markets and house concerts. Jo mainly performs as a solo artist, where she enjoys sharing a selection of her own original songs together with a diverse range of different covers.
She enjoys collaborating with other musicians and loves working on close vocal harmonies and plays guitar, mandolin and a ‘little bit of banjo’. Combining a passion for travel, Jo traveled to Ireland in 2018, taking the opportunity to play with a former singing partner and friends. She has been part of The Ea-Gals (an all-girl Eagles Tribute Band) since 2019.
Jo is also currently working on her first Album “Gypsy Mind”, which she says will hopefully be available by the end of 2021 and will be a collection of originals. You can expect to hear plenty of variety, from contemporary acoustic originals and covers ranging from Americana to more traditional folk.
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