Thursday November 15th 2007
The Yorkshire House, 2 Parliament Street, Lancaster, LA1 1DB.
Doors 8pm, Entry £5
Advance Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/location/LAWM
LAWM presents one of the UKs most up and coming and innovative folk/blues guitarists and a glittering
support. If you like any kind of acoustic music you should make this one - John Smith can do things with
a guitar that you may not have seen before!
JOHN SMITH (UK)
"A singular talent" - The Times
"He possesses a common name, but a rare talent" The Independent
"John Smith and his band continually swoon audiences with their own strain of Nu-Folk. It is only a
matter of time before he is enormous." - NME
John Smith is a young guitarist and songwriter who is steadily rising up the ranks of the British Folk
scene. His blend of folk storytelling and percussive, fingerstyle-based guitar creates a sound that has
earned him a loyal following around the UK with music fans of the folk greats as well as those of
nufolk. He has supported the likes of John Renbourn, John Martyn and Davy Graham, as well as becoming a
firm favourite at The Green Man Festival in recent years. A great opportunity to catch him in a small
venue while you can. What people are saying:
JENNY MCCORMICK (MANCHESTER)
Jenny McCormick is already establishing herself as one of the brightest talents of contemporary folk,
but her delicate English rose voice and lightly strummed guitar have more than a few shades of the
traditional... With her sound now filled out by a banjo player she's nothing short of sparkling.
Definitely a name to look out for.
DAN MELROSE (MANCHESTER)
Dan Melrose is a singer-songwriter and guitar instrumentalist based in Manchester. He writes, records
and performs original material that, if it had to be pigeonholed, would be called folk. Blending the
romance of folk music with the grim realities of the blues… Melrose uses his guitar virtuosity to create
a sound that balances the traditional with the modern.
MOLLIE BAXTER (LANCASTER)
Mollie Baxter continues to establish herself on the local Lancaster music and literary scene. She packs
a deceptive punch as well as a catchy tune.