On a solo path from late 2013, Johnny has been writing self-penned material and delving deep into Northern English folk song.
In that time releasing three records and earning a formidable reputation on the British Folk and European underground scenes performing over 500 shows by relentlessly touring UK, USA, Ireland, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey.
His most recent album, From Hull & Halifax & Hell took him to The Faroe Islands a live album was recorded on the island of Nolsoy. This is perhaps the first time Northern England traditional song has been recorded on these islands.
This album earned him album of the week with Blues and Roots radio and reviews with British folk press:
”The spirit of the folk clubs in their heydey runs in his veins” Folking.com
”I defy anyone not to be galvanised by the total integrity of his exceptional rendition of (Ewan MacColl’s) Moving On Song” The Living Tradition
”A truly entertaining work. Lose yourself in the true folk experience” Fatea Magazine
Through extensive touring in UK and Europe, Campbell finds time to write reviews for the well-respected Folk magazine Fatea as well as performing established festivals such as Belladrum Festival & Tradfest Edinburgh and being billed with BBC Folk award nominees & winners in recent years such as Stick In the Wheel.