Johnsmith is one of those artists so often under-recognized – he possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored, or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad. He has become a favorite at festivals, clubs, and house concerts alike. In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released eight solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting, and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville.
With his faded jeans, his twinkly blue eyes, and his infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences. You get the sense of a man who loves his life, his family and friends, and who loves nothing more than sharing that love in song and stories all across this land.
The new Ginkgo CD
~ On his new CD Ginkgo, Johnsmith sings of dancing in an Irish cottage "On that old flag floor, polished and beautifully worn." That line applies as well to John's songs here, which are carefully crafted and polished, but feel very lived in, quite beautifully worn. John sings of the triumphs and setbacks of everyday life, from home baked bread to a pair of nesting bald eagles to growing old to losing a new friend. These songs touch my heart. I think they will touch yours as well. ~
Bob McWilliams - Kansas Public Radio
~ I just want to say that I've listened to John's new CD, "Ginkgo," and I'm overwhelmed by how wonderful it is. Incredible songs, great production--such a wonderful early holiday gift! ~
Wanda Adams Fischer - folk radio DJ
John's preferred method is for you to buy the CDs directly from him by emailing him at email@example.com and we will send you an email invoice that can be paid with a credit card. Please include the number of CDs you want and your address.
Price is $15 for 1 CD plus $1 shipping.
For big savings you can buy multiple CDs: 2 for $27, 3 for $38 etc.
Or you can send a check to:Johnsmith 24721 2nd St. Trempealeau, WI 54661
"John Smith's songs always move me. They make me laugh, cry, dance or just sing along. He is one of the most consistent writers of quality songs that I've ever met."
Lydia Hutchinson, Editor, Performing Songwriter Magazine
"When I first heard John Smith my attention was captured by his sweet, earthy voice and fine craftsmanship, but what drew me in was his heart. It's clear that he's lived the pain in his songs and that his optimism is hope born of wisdom. That's a rare thing and a gift to all who hear him."
“He is one of those really pure hearted people that isn’t wasting any time on the cool factor, he gets there by virtue of his integrity.”
Frank Goodman Puremusic.com
"I feel like every time one of your songs gets heard a little healing happens to the world. And we need all of that we can get, that's for sure."
John's preferred method is for you to buy the CDs directly from him by emailing him at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an email invoice that can be paid with a credit card. Please include the number of CDs you want and your address.
Price is $15 for 1 CD plus $1 shipping or buy multiple CDs: 2 for $27, 3 for $38 etc.
Or you can send a check to:
Johnsmith24721 2nd St.Trempealeau, WI 54661
private house concert