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Alex Smith

Rank #1 US Long Lake, NY Folk / Rock / Traditional
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50% of sales go to the charity Fender Music Foundation.

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About

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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Twitter_icon_for_status: 25 new shows announced! http://t.co/F7e0WzD16B

Press

““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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Tour Dates Finalized
May 24, 2012
Well folks, this is actually a bit overdue since the dates have been set for a w... [more]
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  • Wed

    Dec 3


    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm

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

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    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.

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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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