Johnsmith January 2019 Newsletter
 
 
 

Hello Folks, John here from the half-frozen, mighty Mississippi. Hope you all had a sweet and peaceful holiday season. We had a very cozy time here with our kids and 5 grandkids. A trek into the woods to cut a tree, some of JoJo’s warm “homemade love” bread, my traditional chili, an epic family cribbage tournament, and loads of movies, walks, talks, and lying low.
 
2018 was a grand year with a month in CA at the Esalen Institute, the International Folk Alliance in KC, a few trips to Ireland, another river rafting trip on the Middle Fork River in Stanley, Idaho, trips to the East Coast, Texas for Kerrville Folk fest, Oklahoma for Woody Guthrie Festival, Colorado, Oregon, North Carolina, and several shows in the Midwest. And my latest CD Ginkgo did great with folk radio. I keep thinking I’m gonna slow down but the calendar says different. Thank God I love what I do. Thank God you all keep coming out and sharing my music with your circle of friends and family.
 
On to the new year ahead. I’m excited about more of the usual things like my annual Pump House shows with Dan and Larry, 4 Ireland tour groups, another raft trip in ID, and some new things. I’ll be bringing a group with me on my first ever Alaskan Inside Passage music cruise. I’ll be joined by my dear music mates Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton along with their musical wives, Mary and Barb. There are still some openings if a cruise like this has ever been on your bucket list. Visit http://www.johnsmithmusic.com/alaska/
 
So, let’s all raise our glasses to our shared past, present, and future. Where would we be without music? Here’s to a peaceful, stable, exciting, creative, beautiful 2019.
 
See ya down the line.
Your friend,
John

 



UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Jan 5 Minneapolis MN the Warming House 8pm 4001 Bryant Ave South
 (612) 845-2255 info@thewarminghouse.net  www.thewarminghouse.net
 
Jan 11  La Crosse, WI 7:30pm Pump House w/ Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton
119 King St. www.thepumphouse.org  608-785-1434

Jan 12  La Crosse, WI 7:30pm Pump House w/ Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton
119 King St. www.thepumphouse.org  608-785-1434

Jan 16 Fish Creek, WI 8pm White Gull Inn w/ Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton
920-868-2018

Jan 22 Little Rock, AR Doors open at 7pm/showtime 7:30pm
for concert info/reservations contact Joe Henry joehenrylr@gmail.com
501-773-6014


Jan 24 Hot Springs, AR private party

Jan 25 Jacksonville, TX  Roland’s Next Door, 7:00 PM 
102 South Ragsdale for info contact Karen 214-794-0706 or kejcameron54@gmail.com
 
Jan 26 Garland, TX  House Concert, 5:00 PM 
private
 
Jan 27 New Braunfels TX 5pm House concert contact Elaine at nbhouseconcerts@gmail.com or call 830-606-0840
 
Jan 31 Terlinqua TX Starlight theater 7pm contact Jeffro (830) 739-6986 
 
Feb 2 Rockport TX house concert 7:30pm contact Vicki vtotten@gmail.com 512-415-9894
 
Feb 28. Kagel Canyon CA 7pm House concert. reservations contact Coddy 818-486-8505 or coddy.nuckols@gmail.com
 
Mar 1 (Open)
 
Mar 2 Santa Barbara CA Trinity Backstage 8pm  
1500 State St  call 805-962-2970 trinitybackstage.com
 
Mar 3 Oak Park, CA  Russ & Julie's House concerts 7pm contact russ@russandjulie.com or call 818-707-2179 www.houseconcerts.us
 
Mar 7 Ukiah CA House concert 7pm contact Tina rbnt@sbcglobal.net or call 707-272-4107
 
Mar 8 Davis CA House Concert 7:30pm call (530) 753-3472
 
Mar 9 Auburn CA Auburn House concerts 7:30pm info@AuburnHouseConcerts.org or call 530/885-4292 for reservations and directions. Doors open at 7:00pm, music starts at 7:30pm. www.AuburnHouseConcerts.org

April 25 – May 16 Ireland Inishfree tours (sold out)
 
June 1 Leo and Leona’s Newburg Corners WI w Dan Sebranek and Larry Dalton 7:30pm
http://leoandleonas.com/events
 
June 7-14 Alaskan Inside Passage cruise Vancouver, BC, Canada to Seward, AK with Dan Sebranek, Mary Cortesi, Larry Dalton, and friends. For more info go to http://fanclubcruises.com/event/johnsmith-alaska-cruise