Singer-songwriter Alex Smith to entertain with folk music at the Russell Theater Saturday
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 6:08 am

RUSSELL -- The Russell Theater, 24 Pestle St., presents a free concert by singer-songwriter Alex Smith at 7 p.m. Aug. 2.

There is no admission charge for this concert, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.

Smith hails from the heart of the Adirondacks and is the son of a boatbuilder/writer and a historian, Smith was immersed in folk tradition from a very young age, writing his first songs when he was 12. He grew up in a community steeped in tradition that also offers plenty of material for contemporary songs. The work of Adirondack folk legends Dan Berggren, Chris Shaw, and Peggy Lynn were extremely influential, as was Canadian artist Stan Rogers.

Smith began touring while attending St. Lawrence University and there released his first two albums, "Sawdust," and "Live with Dylan Rice."

Now, five years later, he tours and records extensively both solo and with his band The Mountain Sound. In 2012, he signed with Wepecket Island Records, with whom he released "Hamilton County," his third record to date.

For more information about Alex Smith's music, visit his website at http://alexsmithlonglakemusic.com/.

Info: Tess Eells, Russell Town Clerk, at 347-2358.