John Smith + Jenn Grant at the Eagle Inn, Salford

7.30PM

Venue: Eagle Inn, Salford

£12 ADVANCE / £14 FULL

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After touring his last album for three years straight, John Smith hid away and wrote a new batch of songs. On this tour he’ll be trying them out for the first time in a handful of intimate venues, including Salford’s Eagle Inn – just one man and his guitar.

John has opened shows for Iron & Wine, John Martyn and Tinariwen, sung with Jackson Browne, Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley, and played guitar for David Gray, Lisa Hannigan and Lianne La Havas.

Ben Howard calls him ‘a magician’. His guitar work, honey-on-gravel vocals and uniquely intimate approach to songwriting have brought crowds the world over to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause.

‘Brilliant’ – MOJO

‘The Guitarist’s Guitarist’ – The Sunday Times