WRAPS is delighted to welcome back to Ashcroft Music in the Park Vancouver-based songstress Andrea Smith!
Fresh from the west coast this Island musician and songwriter has been busy wrangling day jobs, night jobs, gigs, kayaks and gardens.
Andrea’s been playing music for a long time, from rock and roll bar bands to jazz quartets and big bands. She wrote some songs about 20 years ago and that attracted some great players and producers. She has since shared the stage and studio with many of them. She has independently produced three albums of original material, her songwriting is a soulful blend of southern fried blues, jazz and country rock.
Discography : “First Tracks “ 2001, “Sweet Embrace” 2006 and “Transition” 2013.
Andrea was born and raised in BC’s Kamloops/Shuswap region. She has had a few careers as a guide outfitter and farrier, a registered massage therapist and a music teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in 2011.
She has received a total of eight Vancouver Island Music Award nominations. In 2014 her album “Transition” received two nominations and her music video “Moonlight Shine”was nominated for video of the year. In 2007 she won Female Songwriter of the Year.
Her album “Sweet Embrace” also took home Producer (Pat Coleman) and Engineer (Rick Salt) of the Year. In 2005 She won first place in the songwriting category at the Shuswap International Writers Festival. With a radio campaign in the fall of 2014, her music is heard and requested on radio stations across Canada.
Andrea loves to put on her wandering shoes and head back to her roots every summer where she shares her music with friends and fans old and new.
Don’t miss this awesome performer when she graces the Gazebo at the Ashcroft Heritage Park on Wednesday, June 22nd starting at 6:30 pm.
Free admission, but donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.