John Smith Music

John Smith

  • Date

    Thursday 04 October 2018

  • venue

    The Lemon Tree

  • time

    Doors 7.30pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £16.50 inc bf

  • genre


 Other than the name, there is nothing commonplace about John Smith. John has played to audiences all over the world,  in living rooms, festival tents and sold-out concert halls, with

a powerful singing voice that critics have compared to the likes of John Martyn and Ray Lamontagne.

John has opened shows for Iron and Wine, Tinariwen, Gil  Scott-Heron, John Martyn, and John Renbourn; and has  performed alongside the likes of Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Martin Carthy, Richard Hawley, Jarvis  Cocker and Rodney Crowell. In his role as a gun for hire in  the studio and on the road, he has played with artists such as  David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, Joe Henry, Gabrielle Aplin and

Lianne La Havas.

It’s all for the love of the guitar. John plays a rumbling  fingerstyle and sometimes uses a slide, sometimes plays the  guitar on his lap, sometimes he detunes mid-song. His guitar  work and honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds to  pin-drop silence and rapturous applause

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