NEWS FROM JOHN | 30 APRIL 2019

Dear friends,

I hope you’re well. Spring is here in full effect. Butterflies are gambolling in the fields, lambs are hatching from their cocoons and beardy folksingers are packing their suitcases for adventures overseas.

I’m heading to Nashville on Tuesday to rejoin the Peter Mulvey tour. While I’m there I’ll take a minute to play a solo set in Grimey’s record store May 8th! And I’ll try not to bankrupt myself in Carter’s Vintage Guitars.

Hummingbird has been out worldwide for over a month now. To celebrate this I’m giving away a signed LP and hand-written lyric sheet of the winner’s choice, the least I can do for all the support this record has received. Enter by 11:59pm CT April 30th / 5:59am GMT May 1st.

I was very fortunate to make a video for Hummingbird with my friend the filmmaker Simon Whitehead, in my adopted home county of Somerset. Simon produces That Pedal Show - one of my favourite geeky pleasures.

We enlisted the help of ballerina Adelie Lavail to interpret the song in a way that I hope will resonate with you, dear listener. You can watch below. 

JOINING PATTY GRIFFIN IN JUNE

When the month of May rolls away I’ll board the boat for North America again, this time to open for the great singer and songwriter Patty Griffin. I’m starting in Phoenix AZ, driving up through California and Oregon to Vancouver. 

I'm really excited to see her perform again, I last played with her in the Transatlantic Sessions in 2015. I’ll have a chance to visit some new places on this trip to the shimmering west. I hope to see some of you there!
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The Summer brings festivals and special one-off shows like my solo gig at Nell’s Jazz & Blues, London June 19th and Tønder Festival in August. I’ll also board the Gomez bus in July to open for their Liquid Skin 20th anniversary tour! Last year’s tour was a blast, and these gigs will probably sell out quick...

Anyway, you can get tickets for all my shows at the usual place.

In between all of this I’m writing songs and wondering how Game Of Thrones will end. What a time to be alive!

Thank you for reading.

Wishing nothing but the best,

JS

HUMMINGBIRD TOUR - ON SALE NOW

Jun 19 -- London, UK  TICKETS
Jun 21-23 -- Black Deer Festival, UK  TICKETS
Jul 6 -- Blackpool, UK  TICKETS
Jul 18 -- Bexhill-on-sea, UK +  TICKETS
Jul 21 -- London, UK +   TICKETS
Jul 23 -- Sheffield, UK +   TICKETS
Jul 24 -- Glasgow, UK +   TICKETS
Jul 26 -- Manchester, UK +   TICKETS
Aug 16 -- Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, UK  TICKETS
Aug 17 -- FolkEast, UK  TICKETS
Aug 22-25 -- Tønder Festival, DE  TICKETS


* with Peter Mulvey
^ with Patty Griffin
+ with GOMEZ

May 2 -- Nashville, TN (USA)*  TICKETS
May 3 -- Atlanta, GA (USA)*  TICKETS
May 4 -- Asheville, NC (USA)*  TICKETS
May 5 -- Charlotte, NC (USA)*  TICKETSMay 8 -- Nashville, TN (USA)  TICKETS
May 16 -- Dublin, Ireland  TICKETS
May 24-25 -- Fanø Vesterland, DE  TICKETS
Jun 6 -- Phoenix, AZ (USA)^  TICKETS
Jun 7 -- Tucson, AZ (USA)^   TICKETS
Jun 8 -- Solana Beach, CA (USA)^   TICKETS
Jun 9 -- Pioneertown, CA (USA)^   TICKETS
Jun 12 -- San Francisco, CA (USA)^   TICKETS
June 14 -- Portland, OR (USA)^   TICKETS
June 15 -- Seattle, WA (USA)^   TICKETS
June 16 -- Vancouver, BC (CAN)^   TICKETS