Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Multi-talented artist, Johnsmith shares his gifts with Rutland

Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. — RUTLAND — Singer, songwriter, poet, storyteller, wordsmith – the list is impressive for Johnsmith. For the past thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad. He has become a favorite at festivals, clubs, and house concerts alike, in addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner.

Johnsmith will perform an intimate concert on Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at The Coffee Exchange, 101 Merchants Row, Rutland. Tickets are $10 in advance until Oct. 2; $15 at the door.

With his faded jeans, his twinkly blue eyes, and his infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences. You get the sense of a man who loves his life, his family and friends, and who loves nothing more than sharing that love in song and stories all across this land.

Johnsmith has released seven solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting, and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville. He has recently released a CD, “The Longing Road.”

“Not only does he spell his name as one word, he doesn’t always capitalize it. Actually he could call himself wordsmith or songsmith just as easily, because he certainly can smith a song.” — Joe Henry of Acoustic Sounds Cafe, Little Rock, AR

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