Saturday, March 17th, 7PM (doors at 6:30)

Grammy-Winning Guitarist Doug Smith with Judy Koch-Smith

Acoustic guitarist Doug Smith is a Grammy Award Winner and the 2006 winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.

His playing has been heard on the big screen in the popular 2007 film August Rush and his original compositions are heard everywhere from NPR to TCM to Martha Stewart to Good Morning America. His playing combines folk, classical and jazz elements and has been called “a cross between Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges.”

Popular originals such as Renewal and Order of Magnitude, clever arrangements such as his medley of Ave Maria/Can’t Help Falling in Love, dazzling pieces like the tour-de-force Stars and Stripes Forever, and his dynamic stage presence have dazzled audiences around the USA and the world, including Japan, Taiwan and China.

Doug picked up a Grammy Award in 2005 for his contribution to the Henry Mancini tribute CD Pink Guitar, which won in the category of Best Pop Instrumental CD. By himself, he has a dozen CDs to his credit.

He will be joined at the Arts Center by his wife, flautist/vocalist Judy Koch Smith.

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The Peninsula Arts Center is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, WA.

Admission is $15  at the door or online through Brown Paper Tickets; or, call Bill at (360) 901-0962.
Wine, beer, and other refreshments are available for purchase.