Jo Ann Smith plays the autoharp in ways that will forever change your thinking about this instrument and its role in traditional music. Her broad range of styles, exquisite arrangements and drop-dead technical abilities are a delight to experience. Known for her expertise on the diatonic autoharp, Jo Ann is a much sought-after performer and workshop instructor. Her easy-going demeanor and can-do approach make her a favorite of workshop attendees and audiences alike. She performs regularly at festivals and music events throughout the US, both as a soloist and as a welcome walk-on addition to many acoustic groups. Having won the International (Winfield) Autoharp Championship in both 1999 and 2013, as well as the Mountain Laurel Championship in 2003, Jo Ann is sure to surprise and delight you with her 37-string prowess. You will never see an autoharp the same way again.