Richard Smith's Chet & Jerry Show
Richard started playing the guitar at age 5 and has never looked back. Focusing early on with the fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues to Sousa marches. As the 2001 National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and 2008 Thumbpicker of the Year, Richard has thousands of performances worldwide to his credit and become renowned for his mastery of instrument and for his knock-out entertaining shows. Richard headlined SBAIC'16 with his swing band The Hot Club of Nashville, opened for Tommy Emmanuel in the 2017 benefit concert for SBAIC, and taught at both as well as knocking out the crowd with an off the cuff Django set with fellow Fingerstyle Champion Tim Sparks at SOhO.
Richard will also offer a player's workshop from 2:30 - 4:30.
Preshow entertainment will start at 7pm with Duet - Leslee Sipress, flute and Mark Coffin, guitar.