Richard Smith in Concert - Dec 8 November 13, 2016 00:00

Born in Beckenham, Kent in England, Richard Smith took up the guitar at the age of 5 after hearing his father playing “Down South Blues”, a track from the Chet Atkins and Merle Travis record “The Atkins/Travis Travelin’ show”.When Richard asked “Dad, how do you do that?”, his father obliged , and Richard never looked back.

Studying the music early on of Atkins, Travis, and Jerry Reed, Richard graduated to classical guitar pieces, Gypsy jazz, poppin’ tele playing, bluegrass licks and on to bebop lick by listening to an array of recordings by the likes of Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass, Doc Watson, Newgrass Revival, Albert Lee, Jorge Morel and countless other virtuoso musicians.
Concentrating mainly on a solo career, Richard is well known for mixing it up and playing a wide range of musical styles using various techniques. Blues, Jopin Rags, Bach, Chopin, flatpicking fiddle tunes, Sousa Marches, fingerstyle jazz to straight Travis picking tunes make up his evolving repertoire.
After finishing a recording studio at their home in Goodlettsville TN in October 2011, Richard stays busy with a schedule that balances studio production for various artists, and concertizing on the road.

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