Folk singer John Smith performing at Loves Café

PUBLISHED: 15:28 15 November 2017

John Smith.

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Singer and guitarist John Smith was once described as ‘the future of folk music’ and he will take his soulful sounds to a Weston venue this week.

Devon-born Smith has released all of his albums himself, and his fifth record Headlong is no exception.

He said: “I wasn’t going to sign a record deal unless it feels right – and it never has.

“Putting them out myself is more rewarding.

“When somebody buys my record after a gig, it feels like a completely honest transaction.”

Headlong is dedicated to the late guitarist John Renbourn, who collaborated with Smith, and who described him as the ‘future of folk music’.

Renbourn’s influence, and sparing electric guitar work, can be heard throughout Headlong.

John Smith will perform at Loves Café, in West Street on Friday at 8pm.

Tickets, priced £15, are available from www.lovesweston.co.uk

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