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Adirondack folk singer Alex Smith in Concert
Saturday, August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15
Eastport Arts Center will present a concert by singer/songwriter and musical storyteller Alex Smith on Saturday, August 31 at 7 pm, presenting a delicious pairing with the day’s city-wide Salmon and Seafood Festival activities. Smith grew up in the heart of New York’s Adirondack Park, and his music strives to echo the culture of that area, building songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and modern lyrics. Writing about contemporary concerns while paying homage to his region’s musical roots, Smith draws on the triumphs and hardships of friends, relatives and neighbors to create fictitious characters who teeter on the balance between beauty and imperfection.
Smith’s first studio album, “Hamilton County,” was named Traditional Folk Album of The Year by the National Traditional Country Music Association. His discography also includes albums “Sawdust,” “Close to Home” and “Live from Caffe Lena.” Another project of note is his contribution to the Emmy award-winning documentary “Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector,” where he was featured alongside Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow and Dan Berggren. Mountain Lake PBS producer Paul Larson, who sought Smith for the film, said, “When Alex sings traditional folk songs from his region, he energizes them with his own voice, arrangements and charisma.” Fellow folk musician Dan Berggren commented that Smith’s songs “stretch the expectation of what fresh, new music can say about ancient hills, the communities they hold, and their stories.”
For audio and video clips and more information, please visit alexsmithlonglakemusic.com.
Tickets for Alex’s concert are $15, youth tickets will be discounted. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the EAC site. Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible.