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Alex Smith

- US Long Lake, NY Folk / Rock / Traditional

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Sounds Like: Dave Alvin, Gordon Lightfoot, Stan Rogers, Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien

Label: Wepecket Island Records

Manager: North Point Records

Bio: Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The son of a boatbuilder/writer/banjo player and a historian, Smith was immersed in folk tradition from a very young age. Around the house, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan were constantly present on the airwaves.
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““A talented and impressive young songwriter, singer, and musician from Long Lake in the Adirondacks whose latest recording has been well-received by listeners and whose next release is eagerly awaited.””
— Mike Alzo, The Folk Show, North Country Public Radio
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  • Wed

    Dec 3

    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Chicago, IL, US
    Wed Dec 03 8:00pm


    Bring your axe and jam with Alex Smith! Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The son of a boatbuilder/writer/banjo player and a historian, Smith was immersed in folk tradition from a very young age. Smith began writing and playing traditional folk songs at the age of 12 or 13, and has not stopped since. The community Smith grew up in is steeped in tradition, and also offers plenty of material for contemporary songs. The work of Adirondack folk legends Dan Berggren, Chris Shaw, and Peggy Lynn were extremely influential, as was Canadian artist Stan Rogers. It is the work of Rogers that Smith considers to be his greatest influence. His idea of promoting a sense of pride in the traditions of one's culture, while at the same time speaking about the issues presented to it in modern times, is the backbone of Smith's music. Smith now tours and records extensively both solo and with his band The Mountain Sound, and signed in 2012 with Wepecket Island Records for the forthcoming album "Hamilton County," which will be his third.

  • Sat

    Oct 18

    Port Jefferson Station, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Port Jefferson Station, NY, US
    Sat Oct 18 8:00pm
  • Thu

    Sep 18

    Glens Falls, NY, US | 7:00pm

    Glens Falls, NY, US
    Thu Sep 18 7:00pm


    Alex Smith grew up in the heart of the Adirondacks, the son of a boatbuilder and a historian. He started to write songs at the age of 12 drawing inspiration from his rural community. Promoting a sense of pride in one’s traditions, while also addressing the issues of modern times is the backbone of Smith’s original music. Hamilton County is his 3rd album. “Alex is a natural storyteller with a rich voice who is creating poignant songs rooted in the heritage of his Adirondack home –Caffe Lena

  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Lake George, NY, US | 4:00pm
    Adirondack Legends Festival
    Lake George, NY, US
    Sat Sep 13 4:00pm
  • Fri

    Aug 29

    Stockbridge, MA, US | 6:30pm

    Stockbridge, MA, US
    Fri Aug 29 6:30pm


    The concerts are held at Chesterwood on Friday evenings, rain or shine, from July 11 through August 29. Solo artists perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by bands at 7:30 p.m. The grounds open at 6 p.m.; attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. A glass of Wandering Star Craft Brewery beer, made in the Berkshires, is included with adult admission. Homemade snacks from Delicious Traditions and refreshments, including beer, will be available for purchase.

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  • Jonathan Foster (Artist) Jonathan Foster
    Fantastic to share the stage with you Alex! Digging ADK Blues & Evangeline on your record, best wishes to your winter ~ JF
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