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Bio

Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, in the rural heart of New York's Adirondack Park, and his music strives first and fore most to echo the people and culture of that area. He builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly

modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with a style of honest and accurate observation often compared to songwriters Stan Rogers and Jason Isbell.  Smith's mother is a historian and his father is a writer and boat builder. Their influence is evident in his attention to detail: each of Smith's characterslives and breathes a balance betweenbeauty and imperfection. His stories draw on the triumphs and hardships of friends, relatives, and neighbors near and far.  Smith is truly a “working musician,” playing nearly 200 a shows a year.

    In the fall of 2012, at the close of his first extensive summer tour, Smith signed with acclaimed folk label Wepecket Island Records.  He has since toured internationally both solo and

with his band TheMountain Sound, been featured on Emmy-Award winning documentary “Songs To Keep” alongside Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, and Dan Berggren, won an NTCMA award for his record “Hamilton County,” and received extensive radio play nationwide.

     Sarah Craig, director of the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY, calls Smith “A natural storyteller with a rich voice who is creating poignant songs rooted in the heritage of his Adirondack home,” while Country Music News International’s Bob Everhart says he is “a wonderful, poetic writer who captures words full of meaning, matching them with creative music that creeps quietly into the past at the same time as dancing with the present and sneaking a peek at the future.”

    When he's not on the road, Smith

splits his time between the Adirondacks and Leicester,

VT

Live from Caffe Lena, Smith's third release, was released in November of 2017.  

Press

Alex is a wonderful poetic writer who captures words full of meaning, matching them with creative music that creeps quietly into the past at the same time as dancing with the present and sneaking a peek at the future.

- Bob Everhart- Country Music News International

 

"Alex is a natural storyteller with a rich voice who is creating poignant songs rooted in the heritage of his Adirondack home."

- Sarah Craig, Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY)

 

"Alex is not to be missed as an up-and-coming young singer songwriter and performer."

Ed Commons, Red Barn Radio (Lexington, KY)

 

"Alex Smith's songs blend the best of down-to-earth, authentic stories with an honest style and performance that engages from start to finish.  See him soon- Alex Smith is the real thing!

Chuck Honnet, Nine Athens Music (Boston, MA)

 

"When Alex sings traditional folk songs from his region, he energizes them with his own voice, arrangements and charisma.  I sought him out to perform in the Emmy award-winning documentary Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector, and it's a real pleasure working with him."

- Paul Larson, Producer, Mountain Lakes PBS

 

"These songs of Alex Smith stretch the expectation of what fresh, new music can say about ancient hills, the communities they hold, and their stories.

- Dan Berggren, Adirondack Folk Legend

 

"A talented and impressive young songwriter, singer, and musician from Long Lake whose latest recording has been well-recieved by listeners and whose next release is eagerly awaited."

- Mike Alzo, Host of The Folk Show on NCPR

 

 

 

 Massena (Live)

Like We Know How

Close to Home

Forces (Live)

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