Once again, it it our great pleasure to present World Champion Guitarist, RICHARD SMITH with Noteworthy Cellist JULIE ADAMS. This is a show that will keep you floating for days. Richard's remarkable guitar skills are unmatched by anyone in the world! Richard's unique ability to combine a variety of playing styles within any particular movement of a song simply leaves one wondering, "how can he possibly make do that?" Whether you are a skilled guitarist (I've been playing for 40+ years) intermediate, or beginner, you will listen in amazement to this guitar virtuoso. Now ... couple that with the flawless playing of Julie Adams on cello, and you have music that keeps you spellbound throughout the entire evening. Don't miss this fabulous show!
Plan now to come to this fabulous concert featuring world famous guitarist Richard Smith and his wife Julie Adams on cello, to be held at the Rear Window Listening Room / 107 East Menefee Avenue / Ganado, TX 77962 at 7:30PM on the evening of Thursday, October 4, 2012.
Richard Smith first met his hero, the "Godfather" of finger style guitar, Chet Atkins, when he was only eleven and was invited by Chet to play with him on stage at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. He played Chet's arrangement of "Whispering," and Chet played along with him. The audience went crazy, and Chet asked him to play another one. Before Richard could decide what to play, someone shouted "Little Rock Getaway!" Richard played Chet's own complicated arrangement of this tune while Chet, not playing this time, watched him in astonishment.
Richard has toured around the world, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius. His wife Julie on the cello adds depth and dimension to their musical interpretations, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. With his solo 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.
Perhaps most amazing are quotes from Richard's own colleagues: "The most amazing guy I know on the guitar." "He can play anything I know, only better." Chet Atkins, CGP
"Guitar playing at its finest. Don't miss this one." Doyle Dykes
"If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith." Tommy Emmanuel, CGP
"He is one of the world's greatest guitarists." Muriel Anderson."
If you want a truly hassle free evening, please consider joining us for Dinner prior to the show. Catered by the Ganado Cafe, this home-cooked meal is one of the best that you will ever find, at a price that can't be beat.
MENU Roast Beef - Twice Baked Potatoes - Green Beans - Tossed Salad - Roll - Dessert (Chef's Choice) Served with Iced Tea or Water
Rear Window Listening Room (View)
107 East Menefee Ave
Ganado, TX 77962