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Johnsmith end of the year Newsletter

Hello everybody. I hope this finds you all recovering from your Thanksgiving festivities. We made the drive down along the mighty Mississippi to Iowa to spend a couple days with several of my sibs. Lots of cribbage, football, cards, walks, food, food, and more food. We stopped along the river on the way home to view the thousands of Tundra Swans feeding in the shallows fattening up for their long migration. Glorious!

Lots of news to report. Biggest thing is that I have a brand new CD called Ginkgo ready to be shared with the world. This is my 8th solo CD and I’m very pleased with it. My third CD in a row co-produced with my good friend Tom Prasada-Rao. 13 all original songs with guitar, dobro, banjo, violin upright bass, and harmony vocals by my daughter, Elisi Smith-Waller, and my long time singing partner, Dan Sebranek.  It will be officially released just after the first of the year with two night CD release concerts at the Pump House in LaCrosse, WI with Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton.  It will also be released to radio stations across the country after the first of the year.

CDs can be ordered right now by mail with check or invoiced for credit card. Make checks payable to Johnsmith for $16 each, 2 for $27, includes postage. Mail to 24721 2nd St Trempealeau, WI 54661. To pay with credit card send an email to john@johnsmithmusic.com to be invoiced.

And, of course, you can purchase CDs at any of the gigs below.

Once again this summer I will be leading a group down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River out of Stanley ID Aug 8-13th. This will be my third season leading groups. The Middle Fork runs through the largest wilderness area in the lower 48. Gin clear water, eagles, ospreys, otters, mountain sheep, hot springs, fly fishing, casual side trip hikes, some of the best food ever prepared under the stars, and best of all, music each night around the campfire. For more info about the tours and signing up visit  http://johnsmithmusic.com/rafting_trip/

I will also be leading another four sold-out Irish tours this year but am beginning to look at 2019.


And lastly I will be playing at the Kerrville Folk Fest Memorial day weekend and teaching a couple days at the festival song school.

Thank you all for another wonderful year supporting me in this work I love so much of writing songs, playing shows, leading groups to Ireland and Idaho, and my work teaching songwriting. 

I hope you all get a chance to hear my new CD, I’m really happy with it and I’ve written some of my best songs to date on it. They actually make nice stocking stuffers : )

Stop by my website to see videos of the new songs and info on all the places I will be in the next year. http://www.johnsmithmusic.com/videos/

Wishing you all a peaceful holiday season.

Love

John

Upcoming shows:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2017

Zumbrota, MN

Crossings at Carnegie concert

7:30pm

320 East Ave, Zumbrota, MN 

http://www.crossingsatcarnegie.com/html/concerts.html

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2017

Fort Atkinson, WI

Cafe Carpe 

Lamplighter Series with Johnsmith / Peter Mulvey / Ben Bedford / Mark Dvorak

920-563-9391

http://cafecarpe.com/event/lamplighter-w-peter-mulvey-johnsmith-ben-bedford-tba/

18 South Water St W, Fort Atkinson

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2017

Mt. Morris, WI

Blackhawk Folk Society

6pm potluck  7pm music

contact tomstraydog@aim.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2017

Wimberley, TX

Blue Rock Studio 

7:30pm

in the round holiday show with Christine Lavin

333 Loneman Overlook

RSVP and info:  http://www.bluerocktexas.com/blue-rock-events/

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, 2017

Wimberley, TX

Blue Rock Studio 

7:30pm

in the round holiday show with Christine Lavin

333 Loneman Overlook

RSVP and info:  http://www.bluerocktexas.com/blue-rock-events/

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6TH, 2018

Minneapolis, MN

8pm The Warming House coffeehouse 

4001 Bryant Ave South www.thewarminghouse.net 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 2018

La Crosse, WI

Pump House with Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton

7:30pm doors open

http://www.thepumphouse.org/product/johnsmith/

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH, 2018

La Crosse, WI

Pump House with Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton

7:30pm doors open

http://www.thepumphouse.org/product/johnsmith/

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Esalen, Big Sur, CA

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

January 14 - February 11, 2018

Songwriting Work Study

https://www.esalen.org/person/john-smith

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018

Jackson, MN

The Jackson Center for the Arts time TBA

contact Kathy 507-840-1232

email kdwf81@msn.com  

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2018

Windom, MN

7:30pm Prairie Wind Folk Music & Bluegrass Assoc.

The B.A.R.C. 1012 5th Ave.

contact Bruce (507) 831-3560 bboldt@mindspring.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2018

Pomeroy, IA

5pm Byron's 

https://www.byrons-bar.com/index.php 

THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2018

Portland, OR

 7pm House concert

open to public

contact Libbi Libbi.layton@iCloud.com 

FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2018

Bend, OR

6pm House concert

open to public

contact Bill valenti@bendbroadband.com  

SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2018

Sisters, OR

Harmony House Barn

concert contact Katie harmony@bendbroadband.com  541-548-2209 

time TBA 

SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2018

Deep Gap, NC

7:30pm Songs From the Wood House Concerts

contact Curtis shows@sfwconcerts.com 

visit www.sfwconcerts.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2018

Asheville, NC

House concert open to public

contact Betty at bettyfriedrichsen@gmail.com 

SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2018

New Bern, NC

7:30pm Down East Folk Arts Society 

Trent River Coffee Co. 208 Craven St.  

http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html

SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH, 2018

Morehead City, NC

7:30pm Down East Folk Arts Society 

Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College

http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2018

Pensacola, FL

6pm WUWF Radio

Live concert Museum of Commerce  

http://wuwf.org/radiolive

SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, 2018

Newburgh Corners, WI

Leo and Leona's

7:30pm 

with Dan Sebranek, Radoslov Lorkovic, and Larry Dalton

THURSDAY, MAY 24TH, 2018

Kerrville, TX

May 24 - 31

Kerrville Folk Festival 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 2018

Stanley, ID

Middle Fork of the Salmon River raft trip Aug 8-13, 2018

with Middle Fork River Expeditions

http://www.johnsmithmusic.com/rafting_trip/

https://www.idahorivers.com/

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