NEWS & EVENTS
Band on the run and always a lot going on. Barely enough time to get it to the webmaster it seems but we'll do our best to keep those that are interested up to speed on recent happenings. Thanks for checking in.
In The Studio With Yanni Violinist Karen Briggs
Smith is most recently in the studio in a collaborative project with virtuoso violinist extraordinaire Karen Briggs best known for her stunning performances and fiery violin duels onstage with Yanni. The greek artist and keyboardist Yanni is of course the very successful composer who rose to popularity as part of the new age music boom of the 1980s and '90s, This project with Richard and Karen is a really unique project that has a world music flavor and an odd ensemble of musicians and instruments. Stay Tuned
Richard recently wrote and produced a song for the Heroes project. The Song entitled "Faith On" features an all star musical line up including the band Sugarland, members of Sheyrl Crow, Sarah Mclaughlin as well as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds will go to benefit the Children's Brian Tumor Foundation.
"Faith means many things to many people and not always interpreted in the context of religious faith" says Smith.Martin Luther King once said "Faith is taking the first step even when you dont see the whole staircase. I rather liked that summation because it is much broader in scope".
Founded in 2009 by entrepenuer and co writer David Greer the Heroes project focuses each year on a single organization with which to raise awareness and funds for a deserving Charity.Smith says "The kids are amazing". "Their spirit is undaunted by their physical condition"
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See Karen duel with violinist Shardad Rohani
Wildflower Music Festival.
A highlight summer show was the 30 year Wildflower Music festival. Secluded
among majestic pine trees and green ferns, the Wildflower Music Festival is
held on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills,
New TV Pilot "Inside Music"
Inside Music" is a new show created to help aspiring musicians successfully navigate the artistic and business challenges of the new music frontier!
The new show created to help aspiring musicians successfully navigate the artistic and business challenges of the new music frontier. The show is hosted by Richard Alan Smith (former guitarist with Earth, Wind, and Fire). In each episode, Richard talks with some of the most accomplished people in the music industry today to gain their insight and thoughts on how to succeed in this dynamic industry.
PIER PARK NYE
Richard Alan and his Celebrity All Star band on stage for the Seventh Annual NYE Beach Ball Drop, drew 40,000+ residents and visitors to Panama City Beach, Florida to enjoy the largest celebration on the Emerald Coast
RICHARD ALAN SMITH AT CALLANWOLDE'S JAZZ ON THE LAWN SERIES
Richard Alan Smith performed for Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn series which showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s finest jazz treasures performing a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth and blues, in a perfect setting for summer outdoor concerts.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of Callanwolde’s grounds it’s a great way to join friends, unwind and listen to an evening of live music. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these special concerts in the Callanwolde Amphitheater