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Smiling Jack Smith
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American born blues composer and performer currently working with guitarist David Gwynn
Smiling Jack Smith and David Gwynn

I remember reading Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and the concept of the karass, the circle of people, known and unknown, that surround you and mix with and influence your life. I know that there have been occasions when, upon meeting a person for the first time I felt that they were, or were going to be, important to me.
David Gwynn is definitely one of these people.
The first time I played with him it was obvious that we shared a very deep musical connection. Over the last few years I have begun to realize that he is a near perfect complement to my show, the roots and years we share are clear when we play together. It’s like a friend once said, “Talkin’ to you is just like talkin’ to me…”. That’s the feeling I have on stage with him, he plays what I would play if I could, and if I wasn’t playing rhythm and singing.

We have been working in a number of formats for several years, from a six-piece band with violin and harmonica through trios and duos. This current CD is an outgrowth of that work, and a natural progression for me as a writer and performer.
I have been feeling the need to return to a simpler sound and that has had an influence on my writing.
Now don’t get me wrong, these tunes sound great with the band, but in some way I was writing this stuff to be recorded as a duo, with acoustic instruments and with a minimum of overdubs and punch-ins, as close to live a I can get and still feel happy about the sound.

I am not sure how many tunes we will record or when it will be finished, before Christmas, I hope.

Smiling Jack Smith

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It's killer..... just love it!!- Pat Coleman, Guitarist, Producer, and Professor, Nanaimo, B.C., Canada

Very cool! -Tim Williams, Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist, Alberta, Canada

That's some good pickin right there! - John- Suckfree Radio, Texas, USA

Sounded great Jack, I love it! - Mary- Mary4Music, Baltimore, USA

I love it! ... David Gwynn certainly compliments your vocal & guitar very nicely....in fact that's a great guitar sound! Nice story to the song......it's really cool Jack. - Louise Hughes, Guitarist, Songwriter and Singer, Tuncurry, New South Wales, Australia

Nicely done Jack! David is a really good picker eh! You guys sound great together. -Paul Hovan, Entrepreneur, Vancouver, B.C, Canada



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At 20:36 on October 14, 2013, Poul Amaliel said…

Hi Jack

Just wanted say thank you for the help!
And regarding the contact in Hannover, it is my friend Kirbanu's contact, we split the booking in half but...

I have written to Kirby and as soon as she returns with a reply I'll give the contact info to you!!
Do you have a deadline really close or??

Hope all is well on your side and again thank you!!

All the best
Poul

At 13:49 on September 7, 2012, The Medicine Show Revue said…

Saddly not this time a bit out of our way though I did take a revue show to Spain in 2010 http://flyinshoes.ning.com/profile/RedBeetRecordsEastNashville we did a week festival in Denia, always open to thoughts and Idea's

At 0:56 on March 13, 2012, The Reverend John DeLore said…

Hi there, Smiling Jack,

I'm a singer-songwriter, originally from Milwaukee, but living writing recording & performing here in New York for the last 9 years.  I take to the stage under the nom de guerre "The Reverend" John DeLore. My music is in the Americana-roots-folk-alt-country-rock vein, with a special emphasis on lyrics.  I'm currently looking to book my first European solo-acoustic tour for October of this year and just joined the HousingConcertsHub to help jumpstart the daunting effort.

I came across your profile here on the Hub and thought I'd drop you a line.  My plan right now is to land in Madrid around the 21st or 22nd of October, play a show or two there and then tour my way through Spain--Madrid--Bilbao--Pamplona--Saragossa--Barcelona--and then onto France.  If you know any good venues or folks who would help set up a good house concert in Madrid, I'd be very grateful for any recommendations.

Best,

John DeLore

http://thereverendjohndelore.bandcamp.com/

At 21:50 on December 6, 2011, Smiling Jack Smith said…

Just posted a new song, A Letter To Santa, recorded in Australia with Finn.

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Smiling Jack Smith in London

Hello folks

I will be in London from the 24th of March to the 5th of April. I have some gigs booked, but still have dates open. Ideas? House concerts would be great, or pub work, what I really wnt is to work as much as possible. Contact me here or at jacksmith@smilingjacksmith.com as soon as posible.

Thanks

Jack

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