The world's most unlikely guitar hero, MRS. SMITH, joins us for an evening of fully bonkers comedic storytelling and fabulous guitar shredding. In this hilarious interview/encounter, journalist Brad Tolinski will sit down with Mrs. Smith to delve into the backstory behind the traumatic life events that have made her the guitar virtuoso she is today. From her Little House on the Prairie-style childhood to her kidnapping at the hands of a Norwegian Death Metal band, Mrs. Smith will leave no stone unturned and no note unplayed.
The evening will include high-octane musical performances with her band, The Rage, and gobs of breathtaking guitar chops in what is sure to be one of the most bizarre and unforgettable performances you’ll see all year. Includes long-form interview and an opportunity for audience questions.
This event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World Magazine
More About Mrs. Smith:
Mrs. Smith is the current reigning queen of the "Shred for Your Life" contest and was a featured performer at the Guitar Gods Festival in Miami opening up for the legendary Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. She first made a splash in the music community busking on the streets of New York, Provincetown, London, and Los Angeles. A Facebook Live broadcast of her shredding away to Joe Satriani’s “Surfing with the Alien” in Tomkins Square Park was shared by Guitar World and went viral with 1.2 million views. Mrs. Smith followed up with a series of hilarious and delightful gear reviews, music videos, and memes which has created a highly engaged online fanbase. Along the way she was also featured in a GUCCI commercial directed by fashion it-girl Petra Collins.
Mrs. Smith’s unique form of musical performance comedy has been featured on America's Got Talent, PBS Television, Off-Broadway, as well as The Cutting Room, Joe's Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, Williamsburg Music Hall, The NAMM Show, Zebulon LA, 54 Below, First Avenue, Webster Hall, Ars Nova, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Bell House, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Union Hall, and the legendary Bushwig Festival, among others.
Mrs. Smith is endorsed by Mezzabarba Custom Amplification handmade in Italy, DiMarzio pickups, and Ibanez guitars.
Accompanying Mrs Smith this evening are Paul Amorese on drums, Ricardo Rodriguez on bass, and Randy Willcox on guitar.
Find out more at https://www.worldofsmith.com and https://www.instagram.com/smithcatmrs