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, (2020) took him to The Faroe Islands where he recorded a live album on the island of Nolsoy. Since musical instruments hadn't arrived on the islands until the 19th century, this is perhaps the first time Northern English 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:
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, Martin Carthy, Ye Vagabonds, Lankum, Daoiri Farrell, Ewan McLennan, The Men They Couldn't Hang and many more.