Friday, August 19
$15 at the door.
Richard Smith returns to Hearts' Home Acoustics loaded up with all kinds of music: everything from Bach to the Beatles; barn-burners to ballads.
Richard was 5 years old when his father began teaching him Chet Atkins tunes. He quickly developed an amazing dexterity and a sharp ear for music, learning complicated music with ease. He went on to master the styles and repertoire of other heroes, such as Merle Travis and Jerry Reed, along with the jazz styles of Django Reinhardt, Les Paul and Lenny Breau.
Richard is well-known for mixing it up and playing a wide range of musical styles using various techniques. Blues, Joplin Rags, Bach, Chopin, flatpicking fiddle tunes, Sousa Marches, fingerstyle jazz to straight Travis picking tunes make up his evolving repertoire.
“The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.” - Chet Atkins, CGP
“If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!” - Tommy Emmanuel, CGP
“Guitar playing at its finest. Don’t miss this one.” - Doyle Dykes
“He is one of the world’s greatest guitarists.” - Muriel Anderson