Jez Lowe is back at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday, March 13.

Born and raised in the coal mining community of Easington in County Durham, Jez has been playing since the early 70s.

His vitality and simplicity of style accompanied by a driving guitar and engaging humour are just some of the reasons for the enduring popularity of Jez Lowe.

He also plays mandocello.

He is a prolific songwriter and Richard Thomson rates Jez as the best contemporary English songwriter.

And, in between all of that, he is in the throes of completing his second novel.

He also featured on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 2 Ballads of Child Migration programme.

A busy man with loads of energy.

Jez has played in Irvine on a number of occasions sometimes solo and sometimes with his backing band The Bad Pennies.

For anyone who has not heard him, go along to the Irvine Club on March 13. You will not be disappointed.

Irvine Folk Club meets in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road at 8pm and it’s BYOB plus there’s a good café.