Taken from new retrospective 'Rain Dries Your Eyes'...
Jason McNiff (Credit: Bennicarol Photography)

Jason McNiff is a troubadour in every sense.

A wandering spirit, he writes songs as he travels, leaving them in his wake as he skips from city to city.

New retrospective 'Rain Dries Your Eyes' is a neat stopping off point, gathering some fine songwriting from his six studio albums.

Clash is able to share 'Hills Of Rome', and it pits his deft finger-picking style against a wonderfully atmospheric vocal.

Jason explains: "My brother James moved to Rome in 2004/5 and I used to go visit him a lot on cheap Ryanair flights. I remember the first time, waiting at the airport in the pouring rain next to a priest taking a nip every now and again, like something from The Power And The Glory, the Graham Greene book. The smells sights and sounds of the city are stills captivating now. I think it's my favourite place."

Tune in now.

Catch Jason McNiff at the following shows:

5 Preston Vernal Equinox w/Emma Tricca
11 London Slaughtered Lamb

6 Hastings Lantern Society at Print Works
22 Bexhill Music's Not Dead

2 London Servant's Jazz Quarters
7 Hastings Jenny Lind

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