John Smith to play Eden Court in October.
Following the release of his rapturously received fifth album Headlong, acclaimed singer and guitarist John Smith has announced an extensive forthcoming UK & Eire headline tour for 2017.
The new album is produced by Sam Lakeman and featuring Cara Dillon on BVs, Headlong comes dedicated to the memory of John Renbourn and is the follow up to Great Lakes, John’s widely-applauded and Radio 2-supported release of 2013. The new album is inspired by John’s wife and newborn baby but also the loss of John’s close friend Renbourn. “He was so much more to me than someone I’d played with and who had encouraged me ” John adds “. He was a friend as well, so I wanted to reference him on this album- that’s why I’ve dedicated it to his memory”.
John has previously supported Iron and Wine, John Martyn, Tinariwen and Gil Scott-Heronwill and 2017 sees him make several festival appearances including Latitude & End of The Road. Whilst John Smith has stood still just long enough to commit this new album to record, there’s yet little danger of moss gathering. With a huge UK & European tour , Smith has also been tapped to play guitar on the forthcoming album from Joan Baez. As part of his extensive UK and Eire tour John takes in three dates in the north of Scotland:
05 Oct Elgin, UK The Drouthy Cobbler
07 Oct Inverness, UK Eden Court
08 Oct Ullapool, UK Guitar Festival
John Smith plays Eden Court, Inverness on 7th of October, 2017.