Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and Award-Winning Thumbpicker
Richard Smith To Present Free Workshop
February 2, 7 p.m.
Zen Guitars DeSoto Square Mall
The most amazing guy I know on the guitar.
He can play anything I know, only better.
–Chet Atkins, CGP
(Bradenton, FL) Richard Smith, a critically acclaimed guitarist and National Thumpickers Hall of Fame inductee will conduct a free guitar workshop at Zen Guitars in the DeSoto Square Mall, 303 301 Boulevard West, Bradenton, Tuesday, February 2, at 7 pm.
Smith, the musician that Chet Atkins called an amazing guitar player who can play anything I know only better, has played with Atkins, and other guitar greats, including Les Paul, John Jorgenson, and Tommy Emmanuel. Smith is known worldwide for his mastery of the guitar and his knock-out entertaining shows.
Attending a free guitar workshop with Richard Smith is an opportunity not to be missed, says Zen Guitars owner Scott Cook. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a novice, or just a fan of great fingerstyle guitar, I guarantee that you will find Richards workshop enlightening and entertaining.
While admission is free, Cook points out that seating is limited and suggests that guests arrive early for the 7 p.m. workshop. For more information, call Zen Guitars at 941-706-5621 or email Cook at [email protected]
About Richard Smith
Richard Smith started playing the guitar at age five, focusing on the fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed as he transcribed classical music, jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues. Now a seasoned performer with thousands of performances to his credit, Richard is known worldwide for his mastery of the guitar and for his knock-out entertaining shows. He has played with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Nato Lima, Boots Randolph, Tommy Emmanuel, John Jorgenson, Marcel Dadi, Suzy Bogguss, and countless more guitar greats. Richard has received the AFG Golden Thumpicker Award (1999), was named National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion (2001), Thumbpicker of the Year (2008), and was a 2009 inductee into the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame.
About Zen Guitars
Zen Guitars, located in Bradentons DeSoto Square Mall, 303 301 Blvd W, is a musician owned and operated music store offering hundreds of guitars and ukuleles for all experience levels, a full line of accessories, guitar lessons, and instrument repairs. Zen Guitars also offers music-related T-shirts and gifts. For more information visit www.zen-guitars.com or call 941-706-5621.