John Smith | Middlesbrough Town Hall Middlesbrough  | Wed 7th November 2018 Lineup

John Smith

Middlesbrough Town Hall in Middlesbrough

Wednesday 7th November 2018

8:00pm til 10:30pm

No age restrictions

John Smith has played to audiences all over the world in festival tents, living rooms and sold-out concert halls.

 
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John Smith on Wednesday 7th November 2018

Supported by Courtney Hartman

John Smith has played to audiences all over the world in festival tents, living rooms and sold-out concert halls. He tours relentlessly with his guitars, looking to communicate through a song and to share something intangible with those willing to listen. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following.

John has opened shows for Iron and Wine, John Martyn, Tinariwen and Gil Scott-Heron, and has performed alongside the likes of Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Rodney Crowell.

In his occasional role as session musician he has played electric guitar for David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, LeAnn Rimes and Lianne La Haves.

It’s all for the love of the guitar. John plays a rumbling acoustic fingerstyle but sometimes uses a slide or plays the guitar on his lap. His playing and honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds the world over to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause.

John has self-released four albums: “The Fox and the Monk” (2006), “Map Or Direction” (2009), “Eavesdropping” (2011) and “Great Lakes” (2013).

His new album was released in the Spring of 2017.

“He’s a magician” – Ben Howard

“Spellbinding” – Time Out

Music Genres: 

Folk

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