West Side Folk press release:Kerrville New Folk winner Johnsmith, whose latest CD was co-produced by the Austin legend Lloyd Maines, brings his powerfully honest songs to the Gaslight Tavern in Lawrence on Tuesday, Nov. 9 for a 7 p.m. show.In addition to his incomparable musical abilities and finely tuned songwriting skills, Johnsmith possesses the even rarer gift of being able to share his soul. That gift is the foundation on which everything else about him is built, and it comes shining through in every song he sings. This is especially true of the selections on his new CD, Kickin' This Stone.Co-produced with Austin legend and Dixie Chick dad Lloyd Maines, Kickin' this stone is a collection of 12 expertly crafted gems that exemplify the honesty and warmth that is Johnsmith. Fellow singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock summed it up when he said of Johnsmith, "I feel like every time one of [Johnsmith's] songs gets heard a little healing happens to the world."For the past twenty years Johsmith has been sharing his music with audiences all across the United States, and abroad. Driving some 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 four CDs to rave reviews from trade publications such asDirty Linen, Performing Songwriter, and Sing Out! Magazines.