he carries the weight of John Renbourn’s “the future of Folk Music” tag with effortless ease. On Hummingbird, John Smith comfortably and seamlessly combines his own original work with the traditional form.
you’re subliminally listening to the ghost of John Martyn; to Dylan and Richard Thompson and not so much to the future of Folk Music, but Folk Music present.
—Louder Than War. Read on for the full review.