This week I want to share with you a flatpicker that I have been listening to for some time and I feel like he flies a bit under the radar. This picker produces beautiful tone with a seemingly delicate touch.
It’s as if his picking and fretting hand are one hundred and ten percent perfectly in sync.
His original instrumental tunes are melodically beautiful and expertly executed. I am talking about the one and only Kenny Smith, whom I was first introduced to through the band that him and his wife play in, aptly named, The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band.
In this band setting Kenny shines vocally alongside his wife, and his instrumental breaks are rich with tone, succinct, and inserted into songs with precision.
On his solo albums his guitar prowess shines brightly as well as his composition skills. Overall Kenny is a flatpicker you need to know about and The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band is a band you need to hear.