Reviews and Testimonials

"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 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 Lake PBS


"Alex and Dylan hit the Red Barn Radio stage with a glowing performance of material from the Adirondack Region where Alex grew up.  It was a moving performance with their guitars and solo and blended voices.  Alex is not to be missed as up and coming singer-songwriter and performer."

    - Ed Commons, Producer/Director Red Barn Radio (Lexington, KY)


"With a voice as deep and dark as an Irish Stout, and acoustic arrangements that wind and curve as if following the course and contour of a river, Alex Smith exemplifies our cultural ideal of what a folk singer should be."

    - Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Tribune (Columbia, MO)


"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 in the Adirondacks whose latest recording has been well-recieved by listeners and whose next release is eagerly awaited.

    - Mike Alzo, Host of The Folk Show on North Country Public Radio


"Alex Smith personifies the next generation of Adirondack singer-songwriters."

    - Chris Shaw, Adirondack Folk Legend



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