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Andrew & Zachari Smith
Venue: Streaming Cafe
Great songwriting with sweet father/son harmonies on a variety of well-played and delicious sounding acoustic instruments such as guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro and percussion.
Andrew and Zachari Smith CD Release Concert
Celebrating the new recording ‘Travelling’ at Kelowna’s newest arts space – Bottega
Thursday Oct 6 at 7:00pm
$12 ($15 at the door)
4485 Sallows Road, Kelowna
“There’s no doubt that Andrew and Zach excel on their own musically but having them together, accompanying each other with drums, mandolin, dobro and pitch perfect harmonies is just spectacular” (castanet.net)
Andrew and Zachari Smith are a folk, alt-country and tap-style guitar father/son duo. Their show features excellent songwriting (Andrew Smith winner of Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition 2006) and engaging storytelling. Andrew and Zachari are multi-instrumentalists; their show combines a variety of acoustic instruments including Guitar, Baritone, Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo and Percussion. They have been touring Canada and Europe extensively since 2010 and will be headlining folk clubs in 2012.
Andrew is one of very few Canadians to have won the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition. He is also a “world class” tap style guitarist. It has been said that Andrew Smith “plays like Don Ross (finger-style guitar champion) and sounds like James Taylor”. Zachari’s songwriting is a sweet blend of original folk and alt-country. His political subject matter harkens back to early Dylan coupled with beatlesque sensibilities. Andrew is a seasoned musician who has toured much of the world playing folk clubs, festivals and house concerts to enthusiastic audiences. Zachari has toured Canada and the US solo and with his band ‘The Geese’. He also released two solo albums over the last 4 years. This father/son duo bring their many talents to audiences with ease; Their voices meld, like only families can, and they perform in relaxed synchronicity.
Andrew and Zachari released their first duo CD called ‘Travelling’ in Spring 2011.
Andrew and Zachari Smith both have other musical projects. To visit Andrew’s solo website click here (andrewsmithmusic.com).
To visit Zachari’s band “The Geese’s” website click here (www.thegeese.ca).
Andrew’s solo instrumental CD ‘escape velocity’ won him the OKANAGAN INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
The Saxony Times, Dresden Germany Daily Newspaper pronounced Andrew’s concert at the Dresden International Guitar Festival “Absolute World Class!”
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