There seems to be no limit to Richard's ability to quickly master whatever guitar style captures his fancy. 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. Apart from his guitar virtuosity, 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 also plays several of John Phillip Souza's marches and, incredibly, comes close to sounding like an entire marching band drums and all.
RICHARD SMITH - World Champion Finger Style Guitar Picking Champion ...
"The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better." Chet Atkins, CGP (14 Grammys, Country & R'n'R Hall of Fame)
"If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!" Tommy Emmanuel AM, CGP (two-time Grammy nominee)
"He is one of the world's greatest guitarists." Muriel Anderson (All-Star Guitar Night)
"Smith masters everything with an effortlessness, that makes all music go straight to the heart." Lippische Landes-Zeitung, Detmold/Germany
Julie Adams is one of the most diverse cellists on the music scene today.Raised in Dayton, Ohio, and classically trained at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Cincinnati Conservatory, Julie has won many competitions and played in a wide variety of musical settings. In 1996, she was selected to perform the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Cincinnati Conservatory Orchestra. Since then, she has performed with orchestras in Chicago, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio and Vero Beach, Florida.
Julie has also branched into folk music, playing with well-known fingerstyle guitarist, Muriel Anderson. Julie and Muriel toured extensively throughout the US and released a CD titled "Theme for Two Friends". Julie is also a Nashville session player and has been featured on a wide range of projects from top ten albums to major film scores. She was most recently featured on a track with country legend Suzy Bogguss on "Beautiful Dreamer", which won the 2005 Grammy for Folk Album of the Year.
"Julie Adams is the best cellist in town." Pat Bergeson (Chet Atkins, Lyle Lovett, Madeleine Peyroux)
"Julie Adams' eloquent cello solos deserve special mention." Andrew Porter, The New Yorker
In 1999, Richard married the lovely and very accomplished American cellist Julie Adams and settled in the Nashville, TN area. When they play together, it'll melt your heart - and blow your socks off!
Now thirty, Richard Smith is nothing less than a phenomenon. But, words alone are inadequate to describe his guitar wizardry. You may be a doubting Thomas until you've witnessed him for yourself. But, once you have, you'll be a fan for life!
"Richard Smith and Julie Adams rang the satisfaction chime at 20, on a scale of one to ten." Jean Bartlett, The Pacifica Tribune, Pacifica/CA
"A dazzling display of musicianship Richard and Julie play classics, jazz, pop and country with a feel that places them up there with the musical greats." Champion Newspapers, Southport/United Kingdom
Do EVERYTHING you can to come and hear these two musically accomplished artists at the Rear Window Listening Room. This is a very rare opportunity to not only hear them perfectly, but also to see them up close and personal! Those who have been to the Rear Window know that there isn't a bad seat in the house, and the most you will be seated from the performers is about 30' You are definitely close enough to watch the magic as Richard's finger make the guitar come alive like no other guitarist can. There are literally only 5 or 6 people in the world who can even come close to matching both the finesse and fire that Richard sends through his guitar. He has played all over the world, and delighted audiences from hundreds to thousands. Now, add Richard's wife, accomplished and "in demand" cellist, Julie Adams, to the mix, and you have a truly phenomenal evening filled with music such as you can only hear if you are with us in the room. Couple all that with the Rear Window listening room environment, and ... well ... it truly doesn't get any better than that.
So, come and share the evening with friends, old & new, and have some delicious vittles beforehand. Then, sit back, relax, and listen to some of the best music in all the world right here at the Rear Window. The menu for this show is ...
Chicken Fried Steak - Twice Baked Potatoes - Green Beans a la Lori - Tossed Salad - Roll - Dessert (Chef's Choice) - Served with Iced Tea or Water
Doors Open at 6:30 for Dinner & Show Ticketholders & dinner is served at 6:40
Doors Open at 7:00 for Show Only Ticketholders
Rear Window Listening Room
107 East Menefee Avenue
Ganado, TX 77962