Podcast 457: John Smith

Singer-songwriter and Fretboard Journal favorite John Smith joins us this week to talk about his moving new Joe Henry-produced album, ‘The Living Kind.’

We hear about the British folk scene and John’s time with John Renbourn and others; his guitar collection (including a rather unusual custom Fylde, his Mule guitars and others); the making of the new album; his thoughts on streaming; his love for pedals and the Quad Cortex and so much more.

PS: Joe Henry will be appearing at our 2024 Fretboard Summit alongside Blake Mills, Valerie June, Colin Hay and dozens of other Fretboard Journal favorites. Register here: https://fretboardsummit.org/

Above photo: Phil Fisk

Below: John’s new, thin Fylde!

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