New Album: Headlong
Revised Release Date – June 30 2017
It’s rare these days to find an audience so wrapped up in a performance as this one **** The Independent
John Smith has captured something special Acoustic
Far from the connotations his name brings, John Smith is one of a kind Wonderland
Acclaimed singer and guitarist John Smith will return with a new album, Headlong, on the revised release date of June 30, 2017, following an extensive forthcoming UK & Euro headline tour last month, including a sold out London Union Chapel show. Produced by Sam Lakeman and featuring Cara Dillon on BVs, Headlong comes dedicated to the memory of John Renbourn and is the follow up to Great Lakes, John’s widely-applauded and Radio 2-supported release of 2013. John will make several festival appearances this summer, including End of The Road – full run of dates below.
Fresh from tour stints playing for Lianne La Havas and Lisa Hannigan (who has a co-write on the new record), acclaimed singer & guitarist John will release new album ‘Headlong’ on June 30. Produced with friend Sam Lakeman (brother to Seth & Sean) and mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Flo Morrissey, Mumford & Sons), ‘Headlong’ is dedicated to the memory of John’s close friend, Pentangle legend John Renbourn- who himself tipped Smith as ‘the future of folk music’.
John has shared 2 advance tracks from the album so far….
‘Far Too Good’ (now with over 300,000 streams online
‘Headlong‘ (supported by Spotify New Music Friday): https://youtu.be/_RyfkxNF0Qw
John will also appear as a guitarist on Joan Baez’s forthcoming album later this year, alongside a spot on the new Martin Simpson album. Having previously opened up for the likes of Iron & Wine and Richard Hawley, John has just finished up a sizeable UK/Euro headline tour, with festival appearances including End Of The Road slot also confirmed for summer.
July 22 BALDERSBY PARK Deer Shed
August 26 NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Shambala
August 27 PURBECK VALLEY Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
September 2 SALISBURY End Of The Road