Alex Smith and The Mountain Sound
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Alex Smith and The Mountain Sound

North Creek, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

North Creek, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Folk Americana

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May
04
Alex Smith and The Mountain Sound @ Caffè Lena

Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Mar
01
Alex Smith and The Mountain Sound @ Corks and More

Ithaca, New York, USA

Ithaca, New York, USA

Feb
09
Alex Smith and The Mountain Sound @ Radio Bean Coffeehouse

Burlington, Vermont, USA

Burlington, Vermont, USA

Music

Press


"Alex Smith offers a rewarding musical journey whether its up a mountain trail or down some small town alley. He sings stories of struggle and love with lumberjack gusto." - Adirondack Folk Legend


"Alex Smith is a natural storyteller with a rich voice who is creating poignant songs rooted in the heritage of his Adirondack home." - Caffe Lena


"A talented and impressive young songwriter, singer, and musician from Long Lake in the Adirondacks whose latest recording has been well-received by listeners and whose next release is eagerly awaited." - North Country Public Radio


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The son of a boatbuilder/writer/banjo player and a historian, Smith was immersed in folk tradition from a very young age. Around the house, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan were constantly present on the airwaves. 
Smith began writing and playing traditional folk songs at the age of 12 or 13, and has not stopped since. The community Smith grew up in is steeped in tradition, and 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. 
It is the work of Rogers that Smith considers to be his greatest influence. His idea of promoting a sense of pride in the traditions of one's culture, while at the same time speaking about the issues presented to it in modern times, is the backbone of Smith's music.

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