Renowned guitarist GE Smith will play at The Updike Room at the Greenwich Hotel on Saturday, April 2nd. This will be the acclaimed artist’s first visit to East Greenwich and to the venue. Considered one of the most respected guitarists in the music business, Smith was the lead guitarist for the pop duo Hall and Oats as well as the musical director and band leader of the Saturday Night Live Band during the shows heyday. He was the lead guitarist in Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tourband and also served as musical director of Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration at Madison Square Garden.
Smith has recorded and performed with many artists, including David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Tina Turner, Tracy Chapman, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn, Eddy Van Halen as well of many of the original blues greats. Smith joined Roger Waters The Wall Live tour. He received a Grammy Award nomination along with blues legend Buddy Guy and an Emmy Award for his work with the Saturday Night Live Band.
The Updike Room proprietor Joann Joseph said, “We are super excited that GE wants to play The Updike. This show comes on the heels of the Doug Woolverton Jazz show. Two artists of this caliber appearing here firmly establishes The Updike Room as a venue both worthy and capable of hosting premier acts”
Smith, of Amagansett, New York, will be backed by The Sliding Capos, a local band that has established itself as one of the most popular regional draws.
“When we got the call that the show was on, we couldn’t believe it” said Sliding Capos frontman Gary Brisco. “For the band to have the drawn the attention of such a giant in the music world is an honor without comparison and we are truly humbled.”
GE Smith will appear at The Updike Room with The Sliding Capos on Saturday April 2. Tickets are limited and are available at https://www.simpletix.com/e/ge-smith-with-the-sliding-capos-tickets-79765
Taylor Barton will open the show. Doors at 7, the show starts at 8 pm.
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