As a session musician John Smith’s talent and influence is showcased through his exceptional guitar playing with artists as diverse as Joan Baez, David Gray and Lianne La Havas. It’s this star-studded session career that has earned him the respect of “The guitarists’ guitarist” (The Sunday Times).
In his solo career, he is no less accomplished. With the release of his 6th studio album ‘The Fray’, Smith’s “gilded songwriting with a melodic flair” (Clash) is a shining example of his skill in discussing challenging subjects with beauty. “A lot of these songs”, Smith describes, “are about accepting that life is hard, but just holding on and trying to enjoy it anyway.”
Join him for an evening of intimate songwriting, a honey-on-gravel voice accompanied by his pioneering guitar playing and a host of guest musicians in the sonorous surrounds of St George’s Bristol.
Support from Hannah Read.
This is a seated show at St George’s Bristol, Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR
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