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I think we all had a tough time of it last year. I felt myself going through the mill, along with so many others. However, the experience resulted in a new collection of songs. Songs about love, loss and ultimately hope. And so my new album ‘The Fray’ will be released March 26th on Commoner Records/Thirty Tigers worldwide. Recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire and produced by Sam Lakeman and myself, ‘The Fray’ features guest performances from Sarah Jarosz, Bill Frisell, Lisa Hannigan, The Milk Carton Kids, Jess Staveley-Taylor and Courtney Hartman. Ordinarily I would hit the road for fifty nights to tour a new record. For this release however, I’ve put together a bunch of special signed pre-order packages, available only through my website. There are T-Shirt bundles, exclusive recordings, guitar lessons, private concerts, a high-quality ticketed livestream event on the weekend of release and more. ‘The Fray’ comprises twelve of the most personal and, I think, the most honest songs I’ve ever written. I can’t wait for you to hear it.

Born in Essex, raised by the Devon seaside, and making his bones in the bars and clubs of Liverpool, John has released five albums with over 33 million Spotify streams.  He has played to audiences all over the world in living rooms, festival tents and sold-out concert halls. He is a genuine folksinger, an inquisitive truth-seeker, devoted song interpreter and enchanting writer.

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 takes on love, loss and the journey we make, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following.  His honey-on-gravel voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar are undeniable. Sometimes using a slide, sometimes with guitar on his lap, sometimes detuning mid-song, John Smith’s obsession with the instrument has made a master of him. Whether by way of album or concert, he leads the listener, enthralled in his presence, on a viscerally emotional journey.

My new record ‘The Fray’ will be released March 26th on Commoner Records/Thirty Tigers worldwide! Ordinarily I would hit the road for fifty nights to tour a new record, but for this release I’ve put together a bunch of special signed pre-order packages, available only through my website.

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