Band Room // $20 + BF
John Smith (UK) + Nigel Wearne
*On tour in Australia opening for Gomez – Only Melbourne sideshow.
With his honey-on-gravel voice and mesmerising fingerstyle guitar, John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking his cue from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. John’s intimate take on love, loss and the journey we make, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following around the world. “The future of Folk Music” - John Renbourn. John has independently released five albums and won critical acclaim in the UK and abroad, as well as playing as a session guitarist and singer for the likes of Joan Baez, Lisa Hanningan and Martin Simpson. John’s new album ‘Hummingbird’ takes flight through centuries of storytelling tradition, imbued with haunting melody and timeless themes of the human condition.
“He’s a magician” – Ben Howard.