Richard Smith
Monday, October 22, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)fingerstyle guitar wizard $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
October 22 8:00 pm

Richard SmithWow! That’s the word most folks use (according to a very unscientific study) when they hear Richard Smith play guitar.  Guitar ace Tommy Emmanuel says, “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard.”  Born in England, based in Nashville, Richard has been performing in public ever since he took the stage at the tender age of 11 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London for a duet with his idol, the late fingerstyle guitar legend Chet Atkins.  “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar,” Chet once said of him.  “He can play anything I know, only better.”
Richard is a guitar phenom, with a repertoire that spans country and jazz, rock and classical guitar.  When he’s not performing solo, he plays in a duo with his wife, the cellist Julie Adams, and in the Hot Club of Nashville, a jam band he founded with some of the city’s outstanding session musicians.  He won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in 2001 and was inducted into the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame in 2009.  Awards don’t really tell the story, though.  Richard is an impeccable guitar player with a clear, clean sound that distills each song to its musical essence.

Richard offers a fingerstyle guitar workshop on Sunday, October 21 from 3-5 pm.

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