John Smith

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With his honey-on-gravel voice and mesmerising fingerstyle guitar, John Smith has built a reputation as one of England’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking his cue from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. Smith’s intimate take on love, loss and the journey we make, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following around the globe. 2019 saw the release of Smith’s fifth album Hummingbird. Prior to this Smith has played with, or opened for Davy Graham, John Martyn and John Renbourn, who dubbed him “The future of folk music”.