Performance & Masterclass
Josh Smith is what you might call a blues prodigy. He has been playing since he was 3, and gigging steadily since 13. At that age The Rhino Cats, house band at Club M, asked him to be lead guitarist. Musicians Exchange owner Don Cohen was so taken aback by the talent o John that he offered to help manage and develop Josh’s career.
The Café was renowned for bringing in the best national touring blues bands, and Josh sat in which such greats as Jimmy Thackery, Tinsley Ellis, Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, Double Trouble, Joanna Connor and Kim Simmonds. Jimmy Thackery said of the 14 year old “Josh is three heartbreaks away from being a true blues guitar genius.” At 14, Josh released his first CD, Born Under A Blue Sign and at 15 he released his second CD, Woodsheddin.
Josh Smith has established himself as one of the most versatile guitarists in blues music. His most recent CD Over Your Head is filled with gritty, rockin’ blues with guest appearances by Kirk Fletcher and Joe Bonamassa.
Ariel Posen is an internationally acclaimed guitarist born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. Other then playing with many bands all over the continent, producing records, composing music and recording on sessions, Ariel has spent the last few years touring around the world and recording with JUNO award winning, The Bros. Landreth. Some highlights include features from the biggest music publications around the world such as Premier Guitar, Rolling Stone, VH1, Relix, BBC, Paste and attention from artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton, Jimmie Vaughan, John Oates and more.
Show takes place at The Voodoo Rooms from 8pm
Additional masterclass from Josh Smith from 6pm, ticket includes live performances.