Andrew Smith is a Kerrville new folk winner for his songwriting, and a world-class tap-style guitarist  

Andrew's concert at the Dresden International Guitar Festival "Absolute World Class!"
The Saxony Times, Dresden Germany Daily Newspaper

“our new 'find-of-the-year' on Canadian Spaces”   Chopper McKinnon, CKUA

"Smith has a great singing voice ... and his chops are punctual and clean"
Del Vezeau, Penguin Eggs

“like Don Ross, and very melodic”.  Folk Routes CKUA

Andrew smith is an accomplished singer songwriter, a captivating tap-style guitarist and an engaging performer.   He is one of the few Canadians to win the Kerrville new folk songwriting competition in the USA with his songs ‘Rite of Passage’ and ‘Holes In The Night Sky’.  His tap-style guitar playing is sought out for many collaborative projects in music, dance and film.  

He toured for several years with jazz guitarist Neil Fraser and they recorded a live album together.   He also toured for some years with his son and indie folk singer Zachari Smith and they recorded two albums together.  

When not touring, Andrew works as a music producer out of Lake Studios. 

Andrew won the KERRVILLE NEW FOLK SONGWRITING COMPETITION on the strength of his songs 'Holes in the Night Sky' and 'Rite of Passage'

'Rite of Passage' received Honourable Mention at the MID ATLANTIC SONG CONTEST, and was short-listed for the INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST.

'Do You Like It?' received Honourable Mention at the 2007 SINGER-SONGWRITER AWARDS.

Andrew's solo instrumental CD 'escape velocity' won him the OKANAGAN INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR award and received two nominations from 'JUST PLAIN FOLKS' MUSIC AWARDS, and 'The Pilgrimage' was short-listed for the INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST.

  • Smith Funk and Strauss - A Very Merry Acoustic Christmas
  • Smith Fraser Duo - One Night Live 2016

  • Andrew and Zachari Smith - Stumbling Horse  2014
Andrew and Zachari Smith - Travelling  2011

  • Andrew Smith - into the woods  2010

  • Andrew Smith - The World Has Windows  2007

  • Andrew Smith - escape velocity (instrumental CD)  2005

  • Smith Funk & Strauss - Like a Road  2004

  • Smith Funk & Strauss - SFS   2002
  • Say No More - It’s Christmas Time