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Little Dog

by Tom Smith

As blues instrumentalists go, this guy smokes. A guitar blues man on par with Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Michael Hedges.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Little Dog
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2. Ginny's Lullaby
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3. Loves Me Still
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4. What Willie Wants
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5. What Do I Think
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6. Home Is Who
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7. Bubble Head
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8. Rosebud
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9. Alternate Suggestions
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10. Snakes In My Dreams
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11. Behind Your Smile
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12. Letters From Home
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13. Whistfull Thinking
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Album Notes
In his book, "American Guitar," the Italian author and composer Maurizio Angeletti said that Tom is "completely free from the barriers of commercial music...the playing is, and couldn't be other that a reflection about life, and the conceptual transcription of it into music..."

Tom tends to call it "Contemporary Guitar." It could as easily be called "Neo-Impressionism," "Real Interesting," or just plain "Good Guitar Playing" judging from comments made by members of his audiences.

Tom Smith's performances take his audiences on a creative tour through the world of their own imaginations.

From dancing leprechauns and rose-scented evenings in Spain, to images perhaps darker and more mysterious, Tom uses his guitar, banjo and anecdotes to paint musical pictures for his listeners' enjoyment.

Tom has a style all his own.

This style shows the influences of Jazz, Country, Classical, Blues as well as other contemporary guitarists, while existing clearly in a universe unique to itself.

Since he began playing in 1966, Tom has performed in 30 states and three countries.

His musical career has taken him from coffee houses in North Carolina and bars in San Francisco to concert halls and festival audiences of 10,000.

He has done PBS shows, and shared the stage with such artists as John Hammond Jr., Odetta, Livingston Taylor, Melanie, Tuck and Patti, Michael Hedges, Robin Ford, Dave Van Ronk, Jesse Winchester, John Fahey and Todd Phillips.

He has two records, "Still Life," and "Musical Pictures," out on Lone Oak Records.

With the common thread of artistic integrity, Tom's influences run from Beethoven to Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Tuck Andress as well as other acoustic guitarists like John Fahey and Leo Kottke.

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Laura T Lynch of Kweevak.com

Masterful !
Todd Smith draws inspiration from jazz, country, classical and the blues. He paints musical pictures in his well-constructed songs. Tom is a proficient player crafting beautiful instrumental ballads with soulful interpretations and visual effects. Little Dog contains thirteen originals with plenty of finger style guitar, banjos and complex techniques. The liner notes included some observations and possible inspirations behind each track. The title song 'Little Dog' incorporates different playing styles with an upbeat sound. 'What Willie Wants' starts off slow and sweet and meanders into multifaceted chords and varied speeds and tones. It is another prime example of Tom masterful musicianship. Tom is a skilled contemporary guitar player and producer and this CD is a winner!
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