Whit Smith of The Hot Club Of Cowtown at Folk Alliance 2016
Whit Smith stands alone with his gutiar prowess. His fludity and nuances on the fretboard sets him a part from all others. He’s authentic to the bone.
From the band’s website:
Whit Smith was born in Greenwich, Connecticut and spent his earliest years in New Cannan, Connecticut and later Wellfleet, Massachussetts. Born to musical parents Whit was exposed right away to a life of practicing and performing. Says Smith, “My mom and dad used to sing and play folk music every night after my dad got home from work. Every weekend my dad would spend hours sitting in front of the record player figuring out rural blues tunes by Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt. Then for a couple of years he was really big on Manitas De Plata and flamenco guitar. I still have his old records with all the notes and diagrams he drew out for himself.” By his early twenties, Smith had moved to New York City, where he went on to spend the next fifteen years and his most formative years in music.
He currently is based out Austin.