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There Is A Stone – The Crypt Sessions

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ABOUT THIS SESSION

Guitarist and songwriter John Smith joined us recently for a sublime session following the release of his third studio album, the sparsely beautiful Great Lakes.

Having supported Richard Hawley on tour through December 2012, John played a string of headline shows through early 2013, including a sold-out date at London’s St Pancras Old Church and London’s Purcell Rooms.

Quite aside from the fact that it is an album of astonishing beauty, the arrival of Great Lakes is something of a miraculous happening in itself, given that it followed a 2 year period of writer’s block so crippling that Smith had considered abandoning songwriting altogether. But when the cloud lifted, the results were plentiful. Enjoy!

 

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

I heard John Smith perform in London a few years back. 

He was quite funny and made a quip about his forgettable name.

Thing is, he’s a damn fine musician who is fast winning hearts and minds and has since played sell out gigs @ st pancras old church and the Purcell Rooms.

 

Now who was he opening for, when I saw him? That was the forgettable part.

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