Richard Smith
pre-show Q&A at 7:10 pmWednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)fingerstyle guitar wizard $18.50 advance / $19.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
October 27 8:00 pm

2001 National Fingerstyle Champion Richard Smith has been performing in public ever since he took the stage at Her Majesty's Theatre in London for a duet with fingerstyle guitar legend Chet Atkins—at the tender age of 11. A couple of decades later, Richard continues to be quite a guitar phenomenon, with a repertoire that spans an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, and rock to classical guitar. Showcasing tunes from his recent CDs, Slim Pickin' and Seems Like Old Times, Richard mixes original and classic pieces, interweaving the complex styles of many guitar greats including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, and Lenny Breau.

Born in Kent, England, Richard now resides in Nashville. He owns numerous instruments, but his most prized is a guitar which bears the inscription: "To my hero, Richard," signed Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins.

As part of the Chamber Folk Series, a year long set of conversations with notable artists, we start off this evening with a pre-show question & answer session with Richard.

Richard will be teaching the workshop Fingerstyle Guitar Techniques/Learning by Ear on Saturday, October 30, 1:00-3:00 pm.

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