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Doug Smith set to round out NSCC summer concert series Guitarist will perform free concert Saturday

staff report • Jul 26, 2011 at 3:49 AM

Guitarist Doug Smith will round out Northeast State Community College’s summer concert series with a free performance Saturday, July 30 in the Wellmont Regional Center for Performing Arts on the main campus in Blountville. Show time is 7 p.m. Long recognized as an extraordinary acoustic guitarist and composer, Smith won the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition in 2006. His original music has been heard on radio and TV shows such as “True Hollywood Story” and “Martha Stewart Living,” and in movies such as “Twister,” “Moll Flanders” and “August Rush.” Smith weaves together folk, classical, jazz and contemporary forms into a unique, flowing fingerpicking style recalling the playing of Chet Atkins. His musical influences were singer/songwriters such as James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Don McClean and Gordon Lightfoot. Read the expanded verision of this report in the Times-News print edition or its enhanced electronic edition.

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