AHWAHNEE — Richard Smith will be playing a Sunday evening show, June 12, at the ranch to close out the Coolwater Season. If you’ve seen a Richard Smith show, you already know he is one of the the absolute greats. If you have not, don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
Richard started playing the guitar at age 5 and has never looked back. Focusing early on the fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues to Sousa marches.
Now a seasoned performer in his forties with thousands of performances worldwide to his credit, Richard has become renowned across the globe for his mastery of the instrument and for his knock-out entertaining shows.
Richard has played with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Nato Lima, Tommy Emmanuel, Marcel Dadi, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Pass, Birelli Lagrene, Mark O’Connor, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Martin Taylor, Jorge Morel, Earl Klugh, Victor Wooten and more. He also has a lovely voice, fantastic sense of humor and puts on a mind blowing show!
Passes are available at Oakhurst Feed and at Mountain Feed and Nursery.
Showtime is 5 p.m., doors open at 4:30, on Sunday, June 12. Suggested donation is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Please call 559-760-1134 for additional information.
The ranch is located in Ahwahnee, just ten minutes from Oakhurst at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive.
Just a few house rules attendees are asked to follow please: no alcohol, drugs or smoking and no children under 16. The Coolwater Concert Series is sponsored in part by Tenaya Lodge.
As always, there will be a variety of foods and non-alcoholic beverages available at no extra cost.
For more information on concerts at the Coolwater Ranch, visit their website
Future concerts at the ranch:
Keith Knight – Oct. 15, 2016
Cosy Sheridan – Nov. 19, 2016
Mike Dowling – Jan. 14, 2017
Dave Stamey – Feb. 25, 2017
David Grier – Mar. 25, 2017
Michael Chapdelaine – Apr. 22, 2017
Claude Bourbon – May 20, 2017
Preston Reed – Oct. 14, 2017
Chris Proctor – Nov. 11, 2017