Richard Smith is one of the greatest guitar players on the planet. Incredible fingerstyle player (2001 National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion) and, also, one of the hottest Bebop/Django/Flatpicking players in the world. Tonight Richard Smith presents an evening of fingerpicking classics, originals, Joplin rags, jazz standards, classical and everything from pop to Sousa marches. The playing ranges from amazing to flashy and beautiful.
Here are a couple of quotes regarding Richard from Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.”
Chet Atkins, CGP
Richard Smith owns many instruments, but his most prized is a guitar, which has written on it, “To my hero, Richard” — signed Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins
Richard has also performed or recorded along the way with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Suzy Bogguss, Steve Wariner, Jimmy Fortune, Earl Klugh, Martin Taylor, Joscho Stephan, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, John Schneider, Lee Roy Parnell, Brent Mason, Rory Hoffman and a host of others.
Mandell says “Two Thumbpicks Up! Way up.”
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