JOHN SMITH — New Album

Having recently finished up tours playing for Lianne La Havas and Lisa Hannigan,​ the acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter JOHN SMITH has announced details of a new album titled “Headlong” due out May 19th and produced with Sam Lakeman (brother of Seth & Sean) and mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Flo Morrissey, Mumford & Sons.)

Along with Headlong John will play a series of spring & summer concerts — see dates below

John Renbourn

Headlong’ is dedicated to the memory of English PENTANGLE guitarist/songwriter and folk legend John Renbourn [pictured, left ] who once tipped Smith as ‘the future of folk music...’ and who was a close personal friend.

Speaking about ‘Far Too Good’ — the fresh track shared from “Headlong” — John said: “This is one of my favourites from the new batch. I’ve opened all my live shows with this lately. It’s one of those songs that wrote itself, a rare occurrence  — I’d just got off the phone with a friend who was having a hard time, so this one is for him…

We listened to “Far Too Good” [shared below] which we found had an omnipresent rhythm that suggested a choppy, bumpy ride. Though the voice is calming, golden & gluey… like kumquat marmalade with a warming honey-fruit flow pattern that oozes through all of life’s bitter disappointments. [Words: @neilmach 2017 ©]


UK Headline Tour

29 March BRIGHTON Komedia
31 March LEEDS Howard Assembly Room
1 April SHEFFIELD Upper Chapel
2 April BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
3 April EXETER Phoenix
4 April BRISTOL The Lantern
6 April LONDON Union Chapel
7 April MANCHESTER Dancehouse

Euro Headline Tour

9 April AMSTERDAM Paradiso
19 April FELDKIRCH Theater Am Saumarkt
20 April VIENNA Haus der Musik
21 April COLOGNE Theater der Wohngemeinschaft
22 April STADE Hanse Song Festival
23 April BERLIN Grüner Salon
24 April MÜNSTER Pension Schmidt
26 April ODENSE Dexter
27 April COPENHAGEN Beta
29 April BASEL-CITY Parterre
30 April WINTERHUR Albani
1 May AARAU Tuchlaube
4 May BARCELONA Antiga Fàbrica Damm
7 May ZARAGOZA Delicias
8 May CASTELLÓN DE LA PLANA Teatra Del Raval
10 May FERROL Centro cultural Torrente Baluster

Summer Festivals

22 July Deer Shed Festival
31 Aug-3 Sept End Of The Road

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