EUROPEAN STREET CAFEJacksonville, FL, United States
ARVID SMITH & FRIENDS
Saturday, September 11, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 5500 BEACH BLVD, Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Arvid Smith is one of this city's most versatile and revered musicians. He has played more different musical instruments than anyone else. A fellow artist summed it up best when she said: "Arvid is a Jacksonville treasure."
The musical journey has not ceased for Arvid Smith. His thirty years in Jacksonville has seen involvement in nearly every concievable mode of music fit for a string player. From pretentious out there experimental rave ups at the local Planetarium to new wave when it was really new and on to hobnobbing on the dobro with the cream of old time and bluegrass geezers of all ages, his thirst for musical wandering continues ever onward.
As a member of the roots group Tammerlin, he tours nationally and is probably one of the very few players to have graced the stages of both the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and CBGB music club in Manhattan. With Tammerlin he has shared the stage with such artists as The Band, Emmylou Harris, Roger McGuinn, Dar Williams, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Alex Di Grassi and many other notables.
Never one to keep his involvements to a minimum, he can be caught performing in the Jacksonville area with The 77ds rockabilly thrash or the eclectic Americana of the Longfellow Street Band, as well as providing the backdrop on sitar for a Hatha flow at Ananda Yoga.