Moseley Memorial Music Series: Guitarist Richard Smith in concert
Born in Beckenham, Kent, in England in 1971, Richard Smith started playing on a six-string at the age of 5 after hearing his father picking "Down South Blues" by Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. When Richard asked, "Dad, how do you do that," his father obliged, and he never looked back.
Smith has toured constantly around the U.S. and Europe either solo, with his cellist wife and with his swing band The Hot Club of Nashville. With 10 CD releases and a DVD to his name, Smith is well-known for mixing it up and playing a wide range of musical styles using various techniques.