The Smith Fraser Duo are caught in the middle between folk and jazz. Their concerts reflect influences as diverse as Django Rheinhart, Bruce Cockburn, Dave Brubeck and James Taylor. They play a mix of original and classic tunes, that keep delighted audiences guessing.
Smith is a troubadour whose music has taken him all over the world. He is an accomplished singer songwriter, a captivating tap-style guitarist and an award winning music producer. is the winner of the Okanagan Arts Awards in the category of Music for 2014. He is one of the few Canadians to have won the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition in the USA and his instrumental cd escape velocity won him the Okanagan Instrumental Artist Award.
Neil Fraser is a master guitarist, studio player, composer and arranger. Coming from a background of Jazz, Blues and Roots music, he is a highly respected and sought after musician and music teacher. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Eric Clapton, he likes to take chances and takes the audience along for the ride.