Thursday, January 11, 2007

John Smith

While I was at Uni in Liverpool I had the good fortune to be friends with some stunning musicians. John Smith is one of them. Originally from just across the River Exe from me, it was great to see him find his niche and then nail it harder than anyone shall nail again. He plays acoustic guitar percussively, chordally, melodically and maniacally whilst producing a voice that can veer dramatically from gravelly to floating in the space of a single phrase.

He's doing pretty well now, supporting John Martyn on his UK tours, being featured on Radio 2, and generally putting my achievements to shame. But he's ace and deserves it. Here's a video of John playing his song 'Winter' live at the Summer Pops festival in Liverpool last year:

Click here to buy his brilliant album "The Fox and the Monk".

John Smith's MySpace.


Anonymous Amorina said...

You write very well.

12:56 pm  

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