Wed., Sept. 18th, 7PM (doors at 6:30)
Doug Smith with Judy Koch-Smith
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, along with 11 other great guitarists, 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 has shared the stage with such guitar luminaries as Laurence Juber, Tommy Emmanuel, and Andy McKee, and he just finished up another tour of Japan.
He will be joined at the Arts Center by his wife, flautist/vocalist Judy Koch Smith.