Spellbinding autumnal listening.
English folk singer John Smith’s Hummingbird is a fine thing, beautifully combining a classic rustic vibe with poetic lyrics. Having spent over 15 years touring with just his trusty guitar, Smith has cultivated an enthralling style. On this album, he pays affecting homage to major influences like Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. But he is his own man.
Devastating at times, cautiously optimistic at others, Hummingbird is a hugely compelling listen.
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