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Johnsmith takes the stage in Auburn tonight

Johnsmith, a singer/songwriter, will perform tonight at the State Theatre in Auburn.

The musician has garnered songwriting awards at Kerrville, Telluride, Rocky Mountain Folks and Falcon Ridge folk festivals.

His music expresses the harder edges of life and love, with songs that span a broad spectrum from folk to blues, from gospel to Celtic.

Johnsmith’s sixth CD “Gravity of Grace” includes a cast of acoustic music players including Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Ray Bonneville, and Jimmy La Fave.

For the past 20 years Johnsmith has shared his music with audiences across the U.S. and Ireland, driving 50,000 miles to play more than 150 dates each year.

Steve Meckfessel will open the show, which is presented by Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center’s On Stage at the State program.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available online at, or phone the office at 530-885-0156, or go to Cherry Records on Lincoln Way in Auburn.

For more information about Johnsmith, or to sample a variety of his songs, check out Johnsmith on YouTube and on his website

For more about the show, go to

The State Theatre is located at 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn.

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The Union Updated Jul 19, 2013 02:36PM Published Apr 19, 2013 08:10PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.