Richard Smith & Julie Adams
Sunday, October 3, 2004 7pm
Inn on the Blues, York Beach, Maine
TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: Tickets are $10 advance, $12 door/ $6 seniors /students, on the web, phone: 207-363-1886 , at Tweeter Etc. (Newington) Earcraft (Dover), Tulips (Portsmouth), Acoustic Outfitters (Stratham), Gravestone Artwear (York ) and The Inn on the Blues (York Beach) The Seacoast Guitar Society is a non-profit organization to benefit the guitar lovers of the area. Musicians, students and fans are encouraged to join and support our cause..
DETAILS: The newly renovated Inn on the Blues is a blues club, restaurant and bar that seats about 150 people, and regularly features blues bands and artists from New England, as well as some touring national artists. It is located right in the heart of downtown York Beach at Short Sands (looking at the ocean!), and serves a full menu of blues food and drinks. It is now a fully non-smoking club, though no one under 21 is allowed in without parent or guardian. There is not a bad seat in the house, and food is served all day, dinner til 9 then pub menu till 11pm. Call the Inn 207-351-3221 for dinner reservations. There is ample parking across the street in the municipal lot. Travel time from Portsmouth NH is about 18 minutes.
Wheelchair access: yes
Workshop/Master Class: maybe
About Richard Smith & Julie Adams: English-born Richard Smith was a child guitar prodigy who first came to prominence at the age of 11 when he performed with mentor Chet Atkins. By the time he reached his early twenties, both Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed began to refer to Richard Smith as their "Hero". He has been able to quickly master whatever guitar style captures his fancy, and the complex styles of many guitar greats including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, and Lenny Breau have proved to be no impediment to his voracious musical appetite. He is also an accomplished banjo and violin player. Richard has toured around the world, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar.Richard often tours and performs with his wife, American cellist Julie Adams, and the duo will perform together on Oct. 3 for the SGS concert. Here's what a few of his fellow guitarists have to say about him: * "The most amazing guy I know on the guitar." "He can play anything I know, only better." Chet Atkins. * Guitar playing at its finest. Don't miss this one." Doyle Dykes * "If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith." Tommy Emmanuel * "He is one of the world's greatest guitarists." Muriel Anderson
ARTIST WEB SITE: www.richardsmithmusic.com
DIRECTIONS: From I-95 take exit 4 (The Yorks), Turn (L) at Rt 1 North (1st light). Turn (R) 1 mile at 1st light (Old Post Rd). Go .8 m turn (L) on Ridge Rd. Go till end (1.5 miles) The Inn is on the other side of the ball field from where you are. Go around and park in the municipal lot in front of the beach.
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