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Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Guitars by day, music by night

Steve Smith says he's living his dream. He lives in Brant Lake where he shares his love of music and builds his own guitars. Musicians who've influenced his Americana-style include Steven Stills, Jerry Garcia, Johnny cash and Levon Helm. He's been a musician most of his life, and plays guitar, bass, drums and piano. You'll hear his music at a solo concert in Lake Placid tonight and a concert in North Creek with the SL Smith Band on Sunday afternoon. Smith told Todd Moe that living in the southern Adirondacks has had a big influence on his life and music. He's off to Nashville later this year to record a new album. And there are other life changes. His sister's death a year ago pushed this former carpenter into making music and guitars full time.  Go to full article

Very Special Place: Dick?s Country Store and Music Oasis

The northern edge of Franklin and Clinton Counties is a guitar fan's paradise. Not only is Malone home to one of the world's best-known inlay artists, Dave Nichols, but Orville Gibson, founder of the Gibson Guitar Company, was born in Chateauguay and is buried in Malone. And a few miles east of Chateauguay on a quiet stretch of Route 11, is a store that attracts guitar players, hunters and passers-by whose cars, and stomachs, are running on empty. Today, NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, continue our look at some very special places in the North Country. In the shadows of some newly-constructed wind turbines is Dick's Country Store and Music Oasis in Churubusco. Earlier this summer Varick Chittenden and Joel Hurd visited the store and learned why musicians and hunters travel hundreds and even thousands of miles to this North Country landmark.  Go to full article

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