Supported by cream-of-the-crop Roots musicians (ie: Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott) and all overseen by Producer extraordinaire Tom Prasado-Rao, John's rich, emotive and 'lived-in' voice has never sounded better; at once poignant and bitter-sweet yet humorous and playful, John's gentle, poetic soul always shines through.
This album is, quite simply a real gem; a collection to be treasured, savored and enjoyed for many a day to come.
~PJ Curtis (Author/Record Producer)
"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 .. 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. "
“Johnsmith extends his growing, glowing reputation . . . beautiful, high tenor voice, excellent guitar playing, and spirited, uplifting songs. His music is open-hearted, unpretentious, grounded in the personal, yet always accessible and universal.
"John's plays and sings so well you almost don't notice how good his songs are. It's all there, and he's this nice regular guy you want to hang out with. Watch out, his music will sneak up on you."
"I feel like every time one of Johnsmith's songs gets heard a little healing happens to the world."
~Minnesota Public Radio, Morning Show
.... growing, glowing reputation.... beautiful, high tenor voice, excellent guitar playing, and spirited, uplifting songs. His music is open-hearted, unpretentious, grounded in the personal, yet always accessible and universal.
~Sing Out! magazine
Johnsmith's newest CD
John's preferred method is for you to buy the CDs directly from him by emailing him at mailto:email@example.com
Price is $15 for 1 CD plus $3 shipping or buy multiple CDs
To buy DOWNLOADS of the Backroads CD or individual tracks, go to John's Bandcamp page. Bandcamp link to Johnsmith Backroads CD