Following government advice on COVID-19, this event has been rescheduled from Saturday 30 May 2020 to Thursday 11 March 2021. Ticket holders will be automatically transferred to the new date and contacted by Box Office. If you have any questions about this particular event, please email the Box Office.
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Essex-born John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking his cue from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. John’s intimate takes on love, loss and the journey we make, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. His honey-on-gravel voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar are undeniable. Sometimes using a slide, sometimes with guitar on his lap, sometimes detuning mid-song, Smith’s obsession with the instrument has made a master of him. Whether by way of album or concert, he leads the listener, enthralled in his presence, on a viscerally emotional journey.
‘The future of Folk Music’ John Renbourn
‘Spellbinding’ Time Out
‘The guitarists’ guitarist’ The Sunday Times