|Special Guitar Events|
23 , 2009
Fine Fretted Friends announces a special "Farewell for Now" concert, coming up Friday, Oct 23.
Richard Smith first met his hero, the “Godfather” of finger style guitar, Chet Atkins when he was only eleven and was invited by Chet to play with him on stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London in front of an audience of about a thousand. He played Chet’s arrangement of “Whispering,” and Chet played along with him. Then the audience went mad and Chet asked him to play another one. Before Richard could decide what to play, someone shouted “Little Rock Getaway.” and Richard played Chet’s arrangement of it while Chet, not playing this time, watched him in amazement playing to a stunned and appreciative audience.
Richard has toured around the world, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. Richard also plays several of John Phillip Souza’s marches and, incredibly, comes close to sounding like an entire marching band – drums and all.
Perhaps most amazing are quotes from some of the finest guitarists of our time:
The most amazing guy I know on the guitar.” “He can play anything I know, only better.”
"Guitar playing at its finest. Don’t miss this one.”
“If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith.”
“He is one of the world’s greatest guitarists.”
Richard Smith will perform a benefit concert on Friday, October 23, starting at 7:30pm.
7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
available at the door.
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