John Smith .... Saturday 24 Feb.
John has just released his new album on June 30th, it's produced by Sam Lakeman. The album is currently #2 in the Indie Album Breaker charts. The reviews have been brilliant with 4 stars in Mojo, Total Guitar, 9/10 in Guitarist and 3 stars in the Guardian. Radio 2 have also been very supportive playing the single on many occasion and John did a session on Marc Radcliffe's Folk Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/
His show at the Union Chapel in April got a 5 stars review in The Independent: http://www.indepe
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John did a big tour in April and got another one coming up in November, see dates attached. He will be headlining Gorilla on the Thursday of Folk Expo if you're coming down?
John has been playing guitar for many brilliant artists including Lisa Hannigan, Lianne La Havas, David Gray and released 4 solo albums. Over the years, he has played supported John Martyn, Tinariwen, Iron & Wine, Gil Scott-Heron, Richard Hawley, Ben Howard and Jarvis Cocker, as well as playing headline shows all around the country, his biggest one being Shepherds Bush Empire in London.
Here is a link to his new album (let me know if you'd like a cd to be sent to you): https://soundcloud.com/
'He's a magician' - Ben Howard
'John Smith has captured something special' - Acoustic
'You're smiling even as tears catch in your throat' - Mojo
'There's a refreshing openness and honesty to this record that needs to be heard' - Total Guitar
'These 11 warm and gentle songs are exquisitely rendered' - The Guardian