Soroptimist International of Palm Desert Proudly Presents
Doug Smith Holiday Benefit Concert
Grammy-Award winning guitarist and fingerstyle guitar champion Doug Smith, along with his wife, vocalist/flautist Judy Koch Smith, will entertain you with an evening of dazzling guitar solos, original compositions, familiar songs and fun duets. Doug Smith has been called a cross between Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. If you’d like, you can listen to some of Doug’s performances, here, here and here.
Doug’s original compositions have been heard everywhere from NPR to Turner Classic Movies and Good Morning America, and he has played on movie soundtracks including: August Rush, Twister, and Moll Flanders. In April 2019, Doug made his theatre debut in the Broadway production of August Rush–The Musical.
Doug has shared the stage with guitar luminaries such as Tommy Emmanuel and bluegrass great Jerry Douglas. He has taught guitar workshops throughout the USA and has toured Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and China. In 2005 Doug won a Grammy Award for his participation in the tribute CD, Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar; in 2006 he won the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. Doug and his wife Judy are residents of the Pacific Northwest. For additional information, please visit Doug's website.
Doug and Judy Smith are donating 100% of their time and talent to benefit Soroptimist International of Palm Desert (SIPD), a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization. All concert proceeds go directly to Soroptimist charitable programs -- supporting our Soroptimist Dream Programs and Soroptimist House of Hope.