THE IRISH TIMES | ALBUM REVIEW 4/5

The timing and the tone are breathtaking, a mark of a performer in the zone. Smith understands the continuum of traditional music, how each voice hears it anew. Hummingbird subtly asserts his own credentials, as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, while paying homage to the likes of Richard Thompson, Nic Jones and John Renbourn. 

Of his three songs, the title track, with its Thompson influence, will enjoy a long life

—The Irish Times. Read on for the full review.

BRIGHTON'S FINEST | ALBUM REVIEW

Produced again by Sam Lakeman, the mantra ‘less is more’ runs through every track, with the majority formed simply of one man with a phenomenal voice and his distinctive guitar style. The arrangements are all beautifully played and perfectly pitched, indeed, it is hard at times to differentiate between his new material and the covers here. Opening with the beautiful title track, a tale of love cruelly snatched away by the tides of fate, it is the perfect entry point into Smith’s world. His rich, honeyed voice hits you first, quickly followed by the gentle, intricate playing style which he has become known for.

—Brighton’s Finest. Read on for the full review.