“The future of Folk Music” - John Renbourn



Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking cues from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, John Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. The Sunday Times calls him “The Guitarist’s Guitarist”.

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Unashamedly romantic, concerned by travel, love, loss and the occasional murder ballad. John Smith has released five independent albums in 12 years, with over 19 million Spotify plays. John has written songs with Gabrielle Aplin, Lisa Hannigan, Iain Archer and Joe Henry among others.

photo by Caroline Vandekerckhove

photo by Caroline Vandekerckhove


A contemporary singer with a distinct voice, John Smith has toured worldwide with artists including Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, David Gray, Leann Rimes and Rodney Crowell. Also an interpreter of traditional material, he is a genuine troubadour.