John Smith

Though you think it would be hard to stand out from the crowd with a name like John Smith, in fact the Essex singer-songwriter manages it by being both very young and very English yet sounding like a grizzled veteran of the American blues scene. His hoarse whisper (not horse whisper). Perhaps not revolutionary, Smith’s familiar songs will still surely sound remarkable when you can see them being played up close. Do so at Amsterdam’s Paradiso Noord on 28 February 2019.