Smith will be present at JHS's NAMM stand throughout the four days of the event, and the company suggests that visitors should make their way over to Hall E 1212 to see him in action. He will be playing all the best JHS guitars from Fret-King, Vintage and more, and he'll be showing off the 'Matt-matic' – his own one-off version of the Fret-King Super-matic self-tuning guitar.
With more than 30 years' experience, Smith can be found touring the world performing, producing, writing, teaching, recording or revealing his secrets of playing guitar. He was previously a regular at JHS Events and at trade events as an endorser for Ovation.
He is a self-taught singer-songwriter and guitarist who plays a wide range of stringed instruments in just about any style and he has a simple, friendly way of sharing his knowledge with others.
He recently performed at the NYC Blue Note as well as Carnegie Hall, Central Park Summerstage and Eisenhower Park with the NY Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Skitch Henderson. He has performed at numerous international guitar festivals, including the Bath International Guitar Festival and the Montreal Guitar Festival and does annual tours in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Switzerland.
Smith has performed with, opened for or recorded with a who's who of top artists, including BB King, Sheryl Crow, Al di Meola, Buddy Guy, Adrian Legg, Portishead and others.
To see Smithg in action at this year's NAMM, head over to Hall E 1212.