The Longing Road

by Johnsmith

Released 2014
Released 2014
The new CD has 14 original songs ranging from Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, to Blues. Co-produced with Tom Prasada-Rao, it features Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Gene Elder, Ray Bonneville, and Glen Fukanaga.
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The Longing Road CD is filled with original Johnsmith songs ranging from the playful "Middle of the Moment" to the tender "Please Remember This" to the soulful "Lay it Down" to the foot-stomping "Borders of the Moon."

Gravity of Grace

by Johnsmith

Released 2009
Released 2009
Johnsmith's sixth CD "Gravity of Grace,” co-produced with Tom Prasada-Rao, recorded in Dallas, TX, includes a cast of acoustic music’s finest players including Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jagoda, Radoslav Lorkorvic, Ray Bonneville...
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Johnsmith's sixth CD "Gravity of Grace,” co-produced with Tom Prasada-Rao, recorded in Dallas, TX, includes a cast of acoustic music’s finest players including Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jagoda, Radoslav Lorkorvic, Ray Bonneville, Jonathan Byrd, and Jimmy LaFave. John is a winner of songwriting awards at Kerrville, Telluride, Rocky Mountain Folks, and Falcon Ridge folk festivals. The songs on Gravity of Grace find John once again stretching his songwriting wings. Expressing the harder …
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Hole in the Clouds

by Johnsmith

Released 1998
Released 1998
Johnsmith's first solo CD recorded in NYC 1998. A very soulful, spiritual CD. Guest players include Jeff Pevar, Marc Shulman, and Dee Carstensen.
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"I don't know who this Johnsmith guy is. But after his album crossed my desk I feel like I do. Its heartfelt, well-written songs casually slipped into my CD player and didn't want to leave. Smith wrote or co-wrote all of this collection's dozen songs. They mirror life, and are sung by a voice so comfortable with them that they seem like old friends' stories that you've lived too. They are framed by simple, well-played …
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to the Four Directions

by Johnsmith

Released 2000
Released 2000
Johnsmith is a true craftsman who delivers open-hearted songs with sage-like lyrics and a sweet, earthy voice.
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"I don't know who this Johnsmith guy is. But after his album crossed my desk I feel like I do. Its heartfelt, well-written songs casually slipped into my CD player and didn't want to leave. Smith wrote or co-wrote all of this collection's dozen songs. They mirror life, and are sung by a voice so comfortable with them that they seem like old friends' stories that you've lived too. They are framed by simple, well-played …
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Traveler

by Johnsmith

Released 2002
Blue Pine Productions
Released 2002
Blue Pine Productions
Johnsmith's third solo CD finds him tapping into his bloodlines after touring and writing in Ireland. A blend of folk, r&b, celtic, pop, and jazz. Co-produced in Ashville NC with Chris Rosser.
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John's newest CD, "Traveler," is an amazing blend of his dependably sweet songs and heartfelt stories with a new Celtic twist. John's ancestral visit to Ireland has imbued a lovely greenery into his passionate tales of life and love.

Recorded in Asheville, North Carolina and co-produced by Johnsmith with Chris Rosser, it includes some songs co-written with Tom Kimmel and Pierce Pettis.
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"I want to live my life like I mean it," says singer/…
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Kickin' This Stone

by Johnsmith

Released 2004
Released 2004
Award winning songwriter Johnsmith has teamed up with co-producer Lloyd Maines of Dixie Chick fame to bring us this new folk, americana gem.
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This record is a fine example of some great contemporary folk music. Its gently beautiful storytelling sung with a smooth and lovely voice. There's good reason that this artist has been performing on the mainstages of folk festivals around the country!

There's a certain simple joy in the songs that comes from the fact that he seems sincerely in love with his craft. He strives to be a poet, a storyteller, an entertaining teacher, and …
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Break Me Open

by Johnsmith

Released 2006
Blue Pine
Released 2006
Blue Pine
A fine blend of acoustic originals from folk, to bluesy, from celtic, to americana, from one of America's hardest working troubadors.
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Johnsmith's fifth CD "Break Me Open,” recorded in Nashville, TN, includes a cast of acoustic music’s finest players including Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan, Byron House, Andrea Zonn, and even a special appearance by Native American Grammy winner Bill Miller.

The songs on Break Me Open find John stretching his songwriting wings. Expressing the harder edges of life and love, these songs span a broad spectrum of genres from folk to blues, from …
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