A couple of non-album singles followed -- 2007's "The Bird and the Worm" and "If I Prove False," a 2008 collaboration with Dillon
-- before Smith contributed guitar to a couple of tracks on Dillon
's acclaimed 2009 LP Hill of Thieves. Smith's own Map or Direction appeared later that year -- a whole album of songs recorded while traveling through the southern states of the U.S., and 2011 brought Eavesdropping, an album of cover versions including material originally performed by acts as diverse as Elton John
, Tuung, and Terence Trent D'Arby
. After a relatively quiet 2012, Great Lakes was issued the following March, an album primarily recorded in a converted chapel in northwest Wales.