Loving the Jericho vibe without walls

ames Salter enjoying the sun playing guitar and singing to passers-by outside his Walton Street shop Cowboymod

ames Salter enjoying the sun playing guitar and singing to passers-by outside his Walton Street shop Cowboymod Buy this photo

First published in News

JAMES Salter likes to bring some sweet sunshine to his corner of Oxford’s Jericho.

After running Cowboymod Emporium in Walton Street for 19 years, he’s still as much in love with his neighbourhood as ever.

On sunny days when he isn’t hairdressing, selling boutique guitars, taking photographs or doing a little interior designing, the multi-talented Mr Salter likes nothing better than plucking a little guitar on the front porch.

The father-of-one said: “I started hairdressing in Jericho 33 years ago, and I believe it is still a community.

“Someone has just created a little community garden across from the Albion Beatnik where you can have picnics.

“I love the fact that people will get together for a good cause. If something nice happens, people will get behind it.”

On Wednesday afternoon, Mr Salter, who recently turned 50, was playing his ultra-rare acoustic Rickenbacker guitar and singing some of his own material.

  • Our top stories:

Live blog: Body found in hunt for Jed Allen following murder of family in Didcot

Oxford Mail:

8:11am Sunday 24th May 2015

Follow our Live and unrivalled coverage of the murder investigation in Didcot, updated throughout today

Man wanted after Didcot murders works for town council

Oxford Mail:

8:42am Monday 25th May 2015

THE MAN suspected of killing Philip Howard, Janet Jordon and Derin Jordon is employed as an apprentice gardener for Didcot Town Council.

Didcot murders: Smiling face of teenager with the sister he is suspected of killing

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 25th May 2015

CRADLING his baby sister Derin, this is a teenage Jed Allen, the man suspected of killing her and their mother in a house in Didcot.

Didcot murders: More than 100 police officers hunt suspect in three killings

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 25th May 2015

TRIPLE murder suspect Jed Allen was still being sought by police today in an operation involving more than 100 officers.

Good cheer as charity charioteers hit streets

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 25th May 2015

HUNDREDS of villagers turned out to cheer on those taking part in the annual Bampton Shirt Race.

New recreation ground finally open for play time

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 25th May 2015

AFTER more than two years in the planning, a former Second World War airfield in Oxford has been turned into a recreational paradise.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree