With his latest release, Hummingbird, Smith further solidifies his role as rightful successor to the Brit-folk crown.
...Smith is not inventing some radical new British folk music; rather, he is carrying the past forward in a way that maintains its traditions while adding contemporary flourishes, tipping his cap to the past while welcoming listeners to enjoy it in the present moment. Folklore must maintain an ongoing conversation between the past and present, and that is what we hear in the beauty and mastery of Smith's playing.
— Ed Whitelock forPopMatters. Read on for the full review.