Guitarist Doug Smith performs a free concert on Saturday, July 30 in the Wellmont Regional Center for Performing Arts Center on the main campus at Blountville.
The concert is the third and final performance of the College’s Summer Concert Series. The show is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m.
Smith is a nationally recognized acoustic guitarist who weaves together folk, classical, jazz and contemporary forms into a unique, flowing fingerpicking style recalling the playing of Chet Atkins. He won the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition in 2006. Smith’s music has been heard on radio and television productions including The Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart Living, CNN, TNN, and Encore. His original music has been heard in movies such as Twister, Moll Flanders and August Rush.
Smith recorded two albums with American Gramiphone Records, Order of Magnitude and Labyrinth. He later recorded Deep Heart with Honest Records and at the same time Honest published the Best of Doug Smith album. In 1998, he released his hit solo acoustic CD Alone at Last on Solid Air Records (AMR).
Smith other CDs include The Power of Two and For You, a classical album with another Acoustic Guitar Summit guitarist and classical music composer Paul Chasman. Order of Magnitude and Labyrinth were re-released in 2000, and Alone Again came out two years later. Smith and the other fantastic guitarists won a Grammy Award for Best Acoustic Pop Album for the album, Henry Mancini – Pink Guitar.