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David G Smith in Concert! Ray Boone Opens

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$12 – $18

“Like John Prine and Guy Clark, David G Smith draws inspiration from his life and those around him. His songs capture the drama and good times, the laughter and loss that are the components of the modern world.” -Tom Wilks, ICON Magazine

Internationally acclaimed Artist-Songwriter David G Smith is an acoustic roots solo performer with a lyric-intensive style featuring guitars, resonator, music and a voice that range from dirt-funk to intimate. His music is a blend of Folk, Americana, Country & Blues.

David was recently accepted as a Juried Artist by Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary) Music-To-Life org. He is a 2008 International Song Competition 1st Place Winner, a Robert Oermann DISCovery award recipient, and two-time ISC Semifinalist.

He performs at the prestigious Bluebird Cafe/Nashville where his shows are regularly sold out. David has released 11 albums and Mary Gauthier and Keb Mo make appearances on 4 of them to include a duet with Mary called “Shine”. He has three nationwide #1 singles and four nationwide #1 albums to include his latest release, Witness Trees, on the Roots Music Report (RMR) Folk & Alt-Folk Charts. His single “River Gonna Talk”,was a nationwide 2023 #1 add on the NACC chart and reached #1 in the nation on Radio Guitar One’s Top 30 Americana Chart. David has been featured in American Songwriter and his songs have appeared on TNT, Lifetime Network, Travel Channel , several PBS affiliates shows and he has a string of indie & major-indie song-cuts.

His last 4 albums have been accepted for Grammy consideration. His Give-Back Series donates time and raises money and awareness for a variety of charitable causes. David, his voice and his songs are authentic.

“I have walked beside David G Smith for many, many years, and I am in awe of his body of work. David’s brand new record, ‘Witness Trees’, produced by Neilson Hubbard, contains groove, story, great singing and great songs. Bravo!” —Mary Gauthier/Artist

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Opening the show is ACMA member and singer/songwriter, Ray Boone. Ray first arrived in Nashville in the early 80’s. He did not come to play music, he came as a music fan and to provide support for his songwriter cousin. His cousin, Larry Boone, was making his mark in country music, as an award winning songwriter and an artist with Mercury Polygram.

Fast forward to 2007, Ray returned to Nashville as an award winning outdoor television producer.He produced RFDTV’s “Music and Motors”, featuring Mike Curb’s NASCAR team and young country music stars in the making. During the making of the TV show Ray was surrounded by songwriters and music makers who encouraged him to write. As a writer he signed with BMI. When a song he penned himself, “Totch Brown”, about a character from the Florida Everglades was being demoed, independent artist Rickie Lee Tanner decided to cut it on his album “This Here.”

A year later country artist, Jake Clayton cut two of his compositions, “Down with That” and “Old Red Barn.”,”How’s that working for you” and “Means Everything”. The “High South” band had it’s first hit with his Co-write “All We Need”. The ACMA is lucky that Ray Boone and his wife decided to call Cape Coral, FL home!

Tickets are available at the door.

Door Donations:
$18/General Public

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm.

Date: November 16
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $12 – $18
Address: 2756 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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