05/19/22 - Richard Smith

Richard Smith was mentored by the legendary Chet Atkins, playing together on a London stage at age eleven, and won the prestigious National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in 2001.

Big Gig Artists presents: Richard Smith. Award Winning Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist

He has traveled the US and world, playing with legendary guitar players such as Atkins and others. He has released many solo albums, including his latest, One Man Roadshow, and his brand new duet 2021 EP with Tommy Emmanuel.

Richard Smith, the consumate guitarist and showman. He absolutely amazes with what he can do with a guitar. Has such skill and a solid amount of showmanship and humor. And he sings. And, originally he was from England where he picked up a bunch of skilled chops.

Bob Stane’s comments on his last appearance (a review by Bob)…”Absolutely sensational. Wowed the crowd! Amazing guitar work and great stagecraft. Funny in all ways. Comes only once per year.”

Richard’s ever changing repertoire will include a wide variety of music from Scott Joplin Rags, Sousa marches, Mozart, fiddle tunes, standards, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed tunes, Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz, Bach, Beatles tunes, pop tunes, Chopin, originals, lightning fast barn-burners to beautiful ballads. This promises to be an outstanding blend of virtuoso musicianship and vocals. Richard’s flawless technique will have your toes tapping , melt your heartstrings and have your jaws hanging open. He even covers Bluegrass. Very well, thank you.

The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.
~ Chet Atkins, CGP (music legend)

If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!
~ Tommy Emmanuel, CGP (two-time Grammy nominee)

Guitar playing at its finest. Don’t miss this one.
~ Doyle Dykes (thumbpicking wizard)

He is one of the world’s greatest guitarists.
~ Muriel Anderson (All-Star Guitar Night)


Thursday May 19, 2022 | 8:00 PM | $25.00

Patrons must be fully vaccinated to attend. Please present card or image of card upon entry. No exceptions. Masks are OPTIONAL.
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

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