FROM BACH TO BEATLES
Can you imagine a full orchestra playing in your living room? This is what you get from world renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith and his wife, versatile cellist Julie Adams – and they serve so much more.
The combination of Richard’s fretboard fireworks and Julie’s warm tone and lyrical style will melt your heartstrings, have your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open. Their ever growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags just like Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. It ranges from jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and to Django Reinhardt gypsy swing, not to mention their intriguing originals. Richard and Julie deliver both, lightning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads, occasionally spiced with gentle and witty vocals.
Their rich artistic backgrounds led Richard and Julie to an exciting musical rendezvous. Soon they released their duet debut “Living Out a Dream”, followed by their second album “Seems Like Old Times”. Audiences delight in the eclectic mix of Julie’s emotional depth and Richard’s flawless technique, when they embark on a journey through clever arrangements, swaping melodies, countermelodies, rhythm and bass lines, and earning them rave reviews around the world. They are truly soul mates – in life and in music!
What the critics say
Kyra Gottesman, Chico Enterprise-Record, Chico/CA
“Julie Adams' eloquent cello solos deserve special mention.”
Andrew Porter, The New Yorker
“The unlimited lightness of guitar playing … Smith masters everything with an effortlessness, that makes all music go straight to the heart.”
Lippische Landes-Zeitung, Detmold/Germany
“Strings of gold on guitar met strings of pearls on cello ... Richard Smith and Julie Adams rang the satisfaction chime at 20, on a scale of one to ten.”
Jean Bartlett, The Pacifica Tribune, Pacifica/CA
Champion Newspapers, Southport/United Kingdom
“Wow. That seemed to be the consensus of the audience after Richard Smith and Julie Adams performed ...”
Sandy Holtz, The East Oregonian, Pendleton/OR
“When they play together, it'll melt your heart – and blow your socks off.”
The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga/TN