GREAT LAKES, JOHN SMITH’S RECENTLY RELEASED THIRD ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL, ALMOST DIDN’T GET MADE.
Despite touring incessantly as support for the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, David Gray and the great John Martyn, and garnering critical acclaim for his albums THE FOX AND THE MONK (2006) and MAP OR DIRECTION (2009), two years of writer’s block had the singer-songwriter on the verge of giving up.
In this edition of The Mouthcast Smith discusses those creative difficulties, explains why Christina Aguilera’s GENIE IN A BOTTLE is really a sleazy folk song, and reveals that touring as part of Lisa Hannigan’s band was a family experience.
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