Produced by Sam Lakeman (producer of last year’s Headlong) the tracks on this record show the beauty of folk music to tell of life, love, and loss. Wound through with Smith’s guitar work we hear of lost loves, warrior queens, and love torn asunder.
What quickly becomes apparent listening to John Smith’s new record is the mastery with which Smith delivers the assembled songs. Not only does his understanding and interpretation of the traditional material enable a new generation of folk fans to discover these class folk tales, Smith’s own musical and songwriting abilities means his original songs sit comfortably alongside the varying traditional songs.
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