Tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
For the past 20 years Johnsmith has been sharing his music with audiences across the U.S. and abroad. Driving 50,000 miles to play over 150 dates each year, he has become a favorite at coffee houses, colleges and house concerts alike. In addition to being a past winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award, Johnsmith has released six CDs to rave reviews from trade publications such as Dirty Linen, Performing Songwriter, and Sing Out! magazines. He also served as a staff songwriter for the WrenSong Music Group in Nashville.
Johnsmith's sixth CD Gravity of Grace, co-produced with Tom Prasada-Rao, recorded in Dallas, TX, includes a cast of acoustic musicís finest players including Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jagoda, Radoslav Lorkorvic, Ray Bonneville, Jonathan Byrd, and Jimmy LaFave.
The songs on Gravity of Grace find John once again stretching his songwriting wings. Expressing the harder edges of life and love, these songs span a broad spectrum of genres from folk to blues, from gospel to Celtic.
Accompanying Johnsmith will be Dan Sebranek, another renowned singer-songwriter - and WI native
Sebranek is a renowned singer, songwriter and musician who started his musical career at the age of 14 with musical roots in bluegrass and rock and roll. He has shared the stage with Johnsmith, Michael Martin Murphey, Hans Mayer, Bill Miller, John Prine, Perry Jordan (Heartsfield) along with Pure Prairie League.
This project is supported by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort and Spa.