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Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Folk / Bluegrass / Traditional Long Lake, NY  US
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This Town
This Town
Tracks Live (feat. Dylan Rice)
Tracks Live (feat. Dylan Rice)
North Point Road Live (feat. Dylan Rice)
North Point Road Live (feat. Dylan Rice)
Between Here and Boston Live
Between Here and Boston Live
Wayfaring Stranger (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Wayfaring Stranger (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Videos

Alex Smith- "Tracks" with Dylan Rice LIVE DVD PREVIEW

Shows

  • Sat

    Feb 7

    New Bedford, MA, US | 6:00pm

    Show starts at 7. Kid-friendly. Wheelchair accessible. Food and bar service from 6-9 p.m. All seating is reserved cabaret-style.

  • 2014

    Dec 3

    Chicago, IL, US | 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.

  • 2014

    Oct 18

    Port Jefferson Station, NY, US | 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Sep 18

    Glens Falls, NY, US | 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

  • 2014

    Sep 13

    Lake George, NY, US | 4:00pm

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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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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, in the heart of New York's Adirondack Park, and his music strives first and foremost to echo the people of that area. He builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with grace while p...See Full Bio

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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

Recent Blogs

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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  • Video Plays 302
  • Total Fans 255
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  • Twitter Followers 56
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