Andrea Smith / Blog

Akademia Award

This is super cool , I'm thrilled and honoured to be selected for "Best Jazz Song" for Sept 2017 http://www.theakademia.com/music/G3HDhnFDCX2CJ9dGXHD2.html

Welcome 2017

Happy New Year everybody ! It's a brand new start to what to what could be a very interesting year. I'm starting out the year by heading back to work as a massage therapist at Mike Wiegele HeliSki resort in Blue River. I'm excited to see some old friends and meet some new ones. I'm looking forward to lots of work and lots of snow ! I'll be booking gigs and shows for the summer while I'm there. Stay posted for those : ) Be warm and safe and may peace, love, health and joy be yours in the year to come.

Two years ago

Looking back : ) Two years ago "Been Too Long" was at #2

AT THE CROSSROADS: www.atcblues.ca

ATC2014-44 (October 27-November 2, 2014)

Intro Music – Neil Harnett – At the Crossroads Theme

Jeremiah Johnson – Bent Down (independent) Andrea Smith – Been Too Long (independent) Sean Costello – Hard Luck Woman (VizzTone) Rory Block – Devil Got My Woman (Stony Plain Records) Bo Diddley – I’m a Man (MCA Music of America) Nathan James – Look Out Your Window (Sacred Cat Recordings) Big Dave McLean – Tough Times (Black Hen Music) Jim Liban w/ The Joel Paterson Trio – No More Alcohol (Ventrella Records) Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Fried Fish (Big City Blues Records) Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Hard Time Killin’ Floor (Big City Blues Records) Kirby Sewell Band – Kiss You Tonight (Smelly Cat Records) Big Apple Blues – Unwind (Stone Tone Records)

The ATC Blues Network:

Olds, AB – Rock 104 (CKJX 104.5 FM) – Sun 2205 (MT) Chetwynd, BC – Peace FM (CHET 94.5 FM) – Sat 1805 (MT) Dawson Creek, BC – Peace FM (CHAD 104.1 FM) – Sat 1805 (MT) Courtenay/Comox, BC – Jet-FM (CFCP 98.9 FM) – Sun 1800 (PT) Cranbrook/Kimberley, BC – The Drive (CHDR 102.9 FM) – Sun 2300 (MT) Fernie, BC – The Drive (CJDR 99.1 FM) – Sun 2300 (MT) Sparwood, BC – The Drive (CJDR 93.5 FM-1) – Sun 2300 (MT) Kamloops, BC – 98.3 CIFM (CIFM 98.3 FM) – Sun 1900 (PT) Barriere, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-5 105.9 FM – Sun 1900 (PT) Cache Creek/Ashcroft, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-6 95.3 FM) – Sun 1900 (PT) Chase/Shuswap, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-8 93.1 FM) – Sun 1900 (PT) Clearwater, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-2 92.7 FM) – Sun 1900 (PT) Clinton, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-4 101.3 FM) – Sun 1900 (PT) Merritt, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-3 103.9 FM) – Sun 1900 (PT) Pritchard, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-7 106.3 FM) – Sun 1900 (PT) Sun Peaks, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-9 90.1 FM) – Sun 1900 (PT) Lake Cowichan, BC – The Lake (CICV 98.7 FM) – Fri 2200, Sun 1500 (PT) Salmon Arm, BC – Voice of the Shuswap – (CKVS 93.7 FM) – Sat 1900 (PT) Salt Spring Island, BC – CFSI (107.9 FM) – Sat 1900 (PT) Tofino, BC – Long Beach Radio (CHMZ 90.1 FM) – Sun 1800 (PT) Ucluelet, BC – Long Beach Radio (CIMM 99.5 FM) – Sun 1800 (PT) Fredericton, NB – 95.7 The Wolf (CKTP 95.7 FM) – Mon 1200, Sat 1600, Sun 1200 (AT) Yellowknife, NT; 33 add. NWT markets – CKLB (101.9 FM) – Sun 1600 (MT) Whitehorse, YK; 27 add. YK, NWT, BC markets – CHON (98.1; 90.5; 98.7 FM) – Sun 1700 (PT) Internet: AHIB, USA – www.ahib.us – Mon-Fri 1900 (ET) Blues & Roots Radio, Canada – www.bluesandrootsradio.ca – Sun 1500; Tue 1500; Thu 1800 (ET) Blues Jazz Radio, USA – http://bluesjazzradio.com – Sat 0800 (ET) Charlietown Blues, USA – www.ctownblues.com – Wed 2000 & Thu 1200 (CT) i-Radio Pilipinas, Philippines – www.iradiopilipinas.com – Fri 0800 (PHT) Kansas City Online Radio, USA – www.kconlineradio.com – Mon 1000; Tue 0600; Wed 0100; Sat 0800 (CT) Radio Avenue/Folk Tyme, USA – www.radioavenue.com – Tue 1500, Fri 2100, Sat 1200, Sun 1200 (CT) Radio X, Belgium – www.radiox.eu – Sun 2000 (CET)

Fall 2016

It's been a great summer with 2 tours to the Interior, I met some new friends and got to play some super shows. Am back teaching at VIU and private students, playing a few shows and putting in some days at the market when I can - You can find me in the snack bar now : ) Am getting ready for a cold winter, getting out my sweaters and putting the garden to rest. Stay tuned for new songs and upcoming shows. Take good care of your selves, each other and the mother earth. Peace and blessings.

Life is Good

I had a great Valentines gig with Identity Crisis, my super fun (loaded with talented performers) Acoustic Night is coming up and I'm cast in a role for an upcoming dance opera written by my friend Sarah Wood. I have the best students, a dog a cat and an awesome man and a great family, what more could a girl want ? life is good.

Summer tour

I just did ten gigs and shows in just over a month. So much fun ! thank you my peoples. I'm excited to head up to Kamloops and the Interior in August. Hoping to catch up with my friends see some familiar faces at my shows. Gonna be a hot one !!

radio play

I want to thank the amazing Yvonne Valnea who has been promoting and tracking my music for the last two months. Thank you Yvonne !! You Rock !


Woo Hoo !! I made it to #1 on the local singer/songwriter chart. Thank you to all my fans and friends.

reaching out

Greetings to my new fans. Thankyou for listening.

band members

It depends on the town, the venue and the occasion. band members have included Phil Albert, Marisha Devoin, Todd Sacerty, Dave Baird, and Terry Strudwick on bass. Guitar players have included Glen Maxwell, Rick Salt, Pat Coleman, Duncan Symonds, Jim Cochran and Jeff Gillespie. Drummers include Dave Bouwman, Phil Schinbein, Paul Nixon, Allan Cameron. For some duo shows I've played with Al Medcalf. I had the pleasure of having Miles Black on keys once. In the studio I've had the pleasure of working with Pat Steward and Todd Sacerty on drums and bass respectively. My albums have featured such artists as Dave Gogo, Pat Coleman, Phil Dwyer, Ken Lister, James Mark, Mile Black, Colin Perry, Tina Jones, Phil Hamlin, James Darling and Rick Salt.