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Drew Smith New Jersey 州

Drewさんの出されているカセットの注文をきっかけにメール交換を始め、MLAGにてお会いし目の前でオートハープを弾いていただきました。

大変優しく落ち着いた感じの紳士という印象でした。
そして
チャールズさんが来日のとき橋渡しをしてくださいました。

TVやラジオ出演も多く、いろいろな大会での優勝経験をお持ちの方です。

メロディックな曲やフィドルチューンの速い曲などを、サムリード奏法中心に本人お手製のとても大きなサムピックで軽々とこなします。

現在70代でいらっしゃいますが、あちこちのフェスへの参加、演奏活動などを行っています。そして、今尚、現役ライダーでもいらっしゃいます。(Y)

Biography

Drew Smith has played the autoharp for over thirty five years.
He has performed on radio and cable TV, and has won the National and International Championships and the Blue Ribbon at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA.

Drew has the honor of opening the Convention playing the National Anthem on his autoharp.

He was inducted into the"Autoharp Hall of Fame" in 2002.

Drew has developed an unusual style of autoharp playing that is both melodic and exciting, capturing musical notes accurately with fiddle tune speed.

He performs music ranging from Appalachian Old-Time, 1920's and 30's, British Isles, Scandinavian and Russian, all the way to Calypso, tangos, Dixieland and many other styles while continuously learning new tunes to add to his repertoire.

He has performed for many years with Roger Sprung and the Progressive Bluegrassers, at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Lincoln Center, Coffee Houses, Bluegrass and Old-Time music festivals and at many other venues throughout the Northeast.

He has been leading workshops for over 20 years, teaching for folk clubs and at many festivals.

                               (このBiographyはご本人よりいただきました)


CDの紹介

Drew’s first CD album is called, “Now, That’s AUTOHARP!”

... and his second CD album is called “Triple Play All-Stars ... Having a BALL!” combining autoharp with Bluegrass banjo and guitar ... and three part vocal harmonies.

In addition, Drew has produced 4 separate one-hour long
“WINFIELD WINNERS - AUTOHARP” CDs featuring winners of the International Autoharp Championships, PLAYING THEIR WINNING TUNES.

You can order these CDs from Drew Smith at: 

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