Jon Campbell is a United States musician, multi instrumentalist and songwriter based in Narragansett, Rhode Island. He has also been a union Key Grip, licensed pyrotechnician,and a commercial fisherman.[1] Most of his songs are of nautically-themed folk songs, some narrative, many of them humorous. Two of his best-known humorous songs are Tanqueray Martini-O! and Frederick's of Galilee. Restless Waters, and Prettiest Girl in New York are among the more serious compositions. In 2009, a compilation CD called "Yup, I Said That" was released consisting of covers of many of his songs by several well-known Irish and American performers. He was designated a State Council on the Arts Folk Artist in 1982. He was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2019.


  • Keep On Fishin'
  • Catch & Release
  • Wish I'd Said That
  • Yup, I Said That
  • Bycatch

With North Star Music:

  • New England Christmastide vols 1 & 2
  • New England Yuletide
  • Wind in the Rigging

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Lives of the Fishermen: The music of Jon Campbell comes to Annapolis Maritime Museum on Sunday, March 28," news release on website of Annapolis Maritime Museum. (Accessed at on June 27, 2009.)



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