John Smith
GenresIndie Folk

John Smith

Site Officiel : http://www.johnsmithjohnsmith.com/

Son nom sonne comme étant l’un des plus connus du Royaume-Uni, mais JOHN SMITH (Absolute / UK) gagne à être connu. En effet, il a joué un peu partout autour du monde depuis des concerts en appartement, des festivals de plein air, ou des salles de concerts plus classiques, dont certaines complètes. Les critiques qui l’ont vu n’ont pas manqué de comparer son puissant chant comme son jeu de guitare à Ray Lamontagne ou John Martyn.

Son dernier album, « Headlong », a été produit par Sam Lakeman et mixé par Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Flo Morrissey, The Maccabees).

“You’re smiling even as tears catch in your throat.” MOJO

“His most personal statement yet…a wonderful record.” Guitarist

“Far from the connotations his name brings, John Smith is one of a kind.” Wonderland

“Headlong impresses… testament to how powerful his music can be.” Uncut

“Refreshing openness and honesty.” Total Guitar

“Smith’s work errs away from the common and plants itself firmly in the breath-taking realm….a phenomenal powerhouse performer…heavy as a stone and as light as a feather, it’s a versatile and heartfelt album where you can hear Smith’s passion and love for his art in every note.”  Artree.com

“We often only connect with songs charged with real emotion and honesty, both qualities abound on ‘Headlong’ and coupled with John’s skilful guitar playing…you have a perfect storm that is a treat for the ears.” themalestrom.com

“At his most intimate and mesmerising…has the effect of having to listen with bated breath and probably open mouthed too…a totally affecting musician.” louderthanwar.com

“He’s a magician.” Ben Howard

“I believe in John Smith; his motivations are pure, his vision is straight, his music is honest and true. Were I to discover another man’s music flowing through my body and out my hands, and that music to be his, I would consider myself both lucky and blessed.” Kelly Joe Phelps

“Spellbinding.” Time Out

“A guitar genius…He sounds as though he arrived 60 years ago but looks startlingly young, perched on a chair, quietly confident, charming and instantly engaging.” The Sun

“John Smith again demonstrates why he is regarded as the guitarists’ guitarist.” The Sunday Times

“Fluent guitar work and stimulating songs.”  The Telegraph

“Staggeringly good.” Acoustic Magazine

“Weathered and warm.” Irish Times

“A truly beguiling sound…pure, honest and compelling.” Irish Sunday Business

“Displays admiral craft and musicianship.” TheFourOhFive.com

“Do yourself a favour and get acquainted with John Smith right now.” Entertainment Focus

“Achieves something quietly spectacular… John Smith has created a real thing of beauty.” Thank Folk For That

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