John Smith announces new album, kicks off UK tour – Listen

Guitarist and singer-songwriter John Smith has announced the release of his new album “Headlong” which is due out May 19th through BARP Records. Produced by Sam Lakeman, mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan and featuring Cara Dillon on BVs, Headlong – dedicated to the memory of John Renbourn – is the follow up to Great Lakes, John’s well received and Radio 2-supported release of 2013. Smith is trailing the announcement with the first new track to emerge from Headlong, Far Too Good – streaming below. A 24-date UK & European tour began yesterday (sorry Brighton).  Speaking about the new single Smith says; “This is one of my favourites from the new batch, I’ve opened all my live shows with this lately. It’s one of those songs that wrote itself, a rare occurrence – I’d just got off the phone with a friend who was having a hard time, so this one is for him”.

UK Headline Tour 2017

31 March LEEDS Howard Assembly Room
1 April SHEFFIELD Upper Chapel
2 April BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
3 April EXETER Phoenix
4 April BRISTOL The Lantern
6 April LONDON Union Chapel
7 April MANCHESTER Dancehouse

Euro Headline Tour 2017

9 April AMSTERDAM Paradiso
19 April FELDKIRCH Theater Am Saumarkt
20 April VIENNA Haus der Musik
21 April COLOGNE Theater der Wohngemeinschaft
22 April STADE Hanse Song Festival
23 April BERLIN Grüner Salon
24 April MÜNSTER Pension Schmidt
26 April ODENSE Dexter
27 April COPENHAGEN Beta
29 April BASEL-CITY Parterre
30 April WINTERHUR Albani
1 May AARAU Tuchlaube
4 May BARCELONA Antiga Fàbrica Damm
7 May ZARAGOZA Delicias
8 May CASTELLÓN DE LA PLANA Teatra Del Raval
10 May FERROL Centro cultural Torrente Baluster

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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