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Welcome to Paul's Website

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You'll  be  glad  you  visited  us  for Paul Smith's music has an appeal to a wide range of listeners.  If you like Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver,  Bob Dylan,  Paul Simon,   Jim Croce,     James Taylor, Peter, Paul and  Mary,  The Kingston Trio, Simon and Garfunkel, then you’ll  love   Paul Smith’s   CD's because his  music  is  a  lot   like theirs.    Paul  has  been  noted  for his voice  and  harmonies  which  richly  blend with  the finger picking style  of  his  acoustical guitar work.  After all these  years,   Paul’s music continues  to  touch  the  hearts  of  those who listen to him. Check him  out  for  yourself  with  the  samples pageand the free songs.    There is mp3  downloads  and   of   course, there  is   Free shipping on CD’s


 

Never heard of Paul Smith?
If not for the internet, then you never would have heard of  him.  This may sound  odd  to  you  but  Paul Smith has absolutely  no interest in being in the   "lime  light",   in   "fame"  or  in "glory."   He has  no  aspirations of "signing"  with a  BIG  LABEL  that only  has  a  profit  driven  mentality and  focuses  solely  on the bottom line.  They  have  a  track record of  eating    up   musicians    for   lunch, chewing them up  and  then spitting them out when they are through with them.    Paul  has  been  down  that "musician"  road   and    it    doesn't appeal  or   interest  him anymore at all.  Now his objective is much more simple and pure.  He simply loves to make music,  lovely  beautiful  music that  is  wholesome,  relaxing,   easy to  listen to,  and that you will enjoy.

 
Click here for
Paul's Gig Schedule
(
nowSmith and REED)
2012


Paul and Celeste now called
"Smith and Reed"
 Singing at Eureka Springs AR. 2011

      
       Paul at Eureka Springs AR. 2011

       Performing
         Performing in Fort Wayne, In. 1978


 
 

 

 
 
         Learn of
        
Paul's background
         and his plans for the future.

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with your credit card.

Place orders for CD's, and
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Whole sale prices.

Listen to samples of Paul's
music, and see how you like it.


Download Paul's Album, and
songs, some are free of charge.

Lyrics & Chords to Paul's songs.
Order finger picks from this site.

Learn Paul's finger picking
style with
Picking Tablature





Why Paul Smith Music?
Listening to music of course is a personal thing and it's a matter of taste.   However if you like John Denver, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon,  Jim  Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Peter Paul  and  Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kingston Trio...etc., you've  come  to  the  right place  because  Paul's  music is much like theirs. This is because Paul likes those artists too and his  style  and taste  has been shaped by their music. So if you enjoy that kind of music then check  out  Paul  Smith Music .net. Below are some comments by customers who were very happy and pleased with their purchases of Paul's CDs. 
 
YOU WILL BE TOO!!!

        
 


Paul is an independent musician, a member of ASCAP and a song writer.   He began playing and singing professionally in the early 1970's with  a girl named Jonnie Dolson.  The folk duo  called "
Brisky Winds"     was named  after a song  written by Paul (You will find that song on his second album,  Eastern Shore,  it's the  4th  track) They were located  in Indianapolis, Indiana but would travel  to many  Midwestern  states as musicians tend to do.   Illinois, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wisconsin were some of the places their music took them. 
 
                Who is Paul Smith?

In 1990 Paul moved to the  Eastern   Shore  coast   of  Maryland  where  he lived with his first wife Darlene for about 25 years of so.  There he was writing and  recording  more  original songs and then making them available on the internet. Originally Paul was only recording cover songs.  They were some of  his favorite folk songs written by other  artists such as James Taylor, John Denver, Jim Croce, 
Gordon Lightfoot
,  Peter, Paul and Mary and Paul Simon.  However about the year 2005 as requested by those who listened to his music  Paul began writing and recording only his original songs.

 



After the death of Darlene on April 7th 2007, Paul's music came to a compete stand still.  A year or so after Paul occasionally performed and he began to write songs again.  Many of those songs reflecting the loss of his wife.  Then in October of 2010 Paul remarried to Celeste Reed and moved to Rogers AR.  With his new wife's encouragement and love for his music behind him, Paul began to perform again. When they married Paul didn't realize that Celeste could sing. However while on a gig Paul overheard her in the audience singing harmony.  From then on they began singing together calling themselves ---- "Smith and Reed"

Paul Smith makes a promise to you.

Music has a way of reaching the hearts of its listeners and having a tremendous influence on their lives.  Therefore, my promise to you is that all the music I do will be absolutely free of vulgarity, indecency, and immorality.  There will be nothing that will corrupt the minds and hearts of those who listen to this music.  You can put your mind at ease.  You do not have to worry about yourself or your children here.  All you will find on this web site is good, wholesome, and easy to listen to music.    

"I  PROMISE"

  

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FREE finger picking lessons
too!
 Here at Paul Smith Music .net you will find FREE lessons on how to finger pick guitar.
Click on
Why Learn to Finger Pick Your Guitar and How to Learn to Finger Pick
You can learn to finger pick guitar just like Paul Simon, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce & others,
 and of course just like Paul Smith!
Yes, Paul Smith is going to teach you how to play the guitar
 just the way he does and he's going to do it ABSOLUTELY FREE of charge.
He will also teach you how to use finger picks, so that your 
picking will have lots of volume and be clear and bright.
The first song that Paul Smith learned to finger pick
was Cathy's Song by Paul Simon.  That was in 1971.
All that Paul had to help him was some crude tablature 
written on a napkin by a friend (Doug Taylor) and the original recording 
itself by Paul Simon.  It was not an easy task, but he did it! 
 

Paul Smith wants it to be easier for you!  
So Paul Smith is offering this as a service on Paul Smith Music .net
You will find clear, easy to understand text to help you 
know HOW to practice and get the most benefit.  Also,
  there is easy to follow tablature and mp3 audio samples 
to listen to, to help you get the correct rhythms down for
all of the many different finger picking patterns on this site.

Click here to check out finger picking lessons.
Comments from users of this site

CD Reviews

Robert suggestion:
"Buy all three and  save yourself time and money.  If you only purchase one CD
you will be back  sooner or later for the rest!"

About the Relax and Reminisce CD
Reviewed 
by MC LOGO 65 at CDstreet.com

"Nicely done"

Rating: 10    (scale 1-10)
"Paul Smith is a rare talent in a category that is flooded with an abundance of poorly
performed songs. I highly recommend checking out Paul Smith's scene. Much love from
the PStarR family circle!!! 10."

Reviewer: Robert
Paul Smith's  rendition of time tested songs by
Lightfoot, Taylor, Yarrow, Dylan and Stookey,  including three Paul Smith originals
will leave you satisfied, gratified and  mesmerized. Over 50 minutes of music at its best.

Reviewer: George
"All Those Lightfoot Covers!"
If you like folk music done the old fashioned way, you'll love this CD Relax And Reminisce 
I bought it because of the Lightfoot songs. I wasn't disappointed. 
What a great find!


About the Eastern Shore CD
 Reviewer: Robert
More of the same high quality music  that is offered in Relax
and Reminisce. You will find yourself turning up the  volume a little so you
can fall into the harmonizing vocals of Brisky Winds. When the last note of
the Ballad of the  Yarmouth  Castle fades into the  distance, in addition to
having just heard a great song you will feel like you  were actually on the
Yarmouth  Castle and shared in the experience.  I would also challenge anyone not
to have a tear in their eye after hearing 
Best Friend Too.

Reviewer: Kathleen Pflieger
Paul Smith is an Eastern Shore TROUBADOUR that has produced three 
easy to listen to (again and again) CD's so far.  I hope there is more to come.  
His 2nd CD Eastern Shore is particularly revealing about him and his relationship with 
life "on the water."  The last track, Best Friend Too was an especially moving song to me.  
It is a personal work that he dedicated to his wife, Darlene.   


About the Goose Lake CD
Reviewer: Wayne Frances
I received your CD today - thanks! Your guitar work is excellent and your
arrangements are well thought out with nice dynamics in there. Great stuff!
Your vocals are very nice and well suited to the material, I like some of
the backgrounds you pan to the sides - very effective. All in all, very
enjoyable listening. Thanks a ton!

Reviewer: Robert
Just when you were staring to think  how nice it would be to have
a CD filled with Paul Smith original songs, along  comes Goose  Lake. 100%
Paul Smith.  Through words accompanied by the unique style of guitar playing,
you will be  transported to restful places and recall memories of days gone by.
You will no  doubt have your own favorites but please do not miss the
signature song  Goose  Lake and Why the  Whippoorwill CriesDays of Yesteryear,
Lesson  of The Gull
and Paul’s story told in the song Now is  Now.
Thanks Paul… I am  looking forward to CD number four…

Reviewer: Carter Rhoades

His lyrics convey pictures in your mind that leaves you satisfied, 
relaxed and in anticipation for more of the CD.  It is very well directed with soothing results. 
In whole, Paul Smith offers wholesome entertainment that I think all can enjoy. 
I highly recommend this CD.

The above people loved the CD's by Paul Smith, we're confident you will too!


REMEMBER 
what we said -
'if you like, James Taylor, John Denver, Bob Dylan, 
Paul Simon,  Jim Croce, Gordon lightfoot,   
Peter, Paul and  Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kingston Trio...etc.
Then you will love Paul Smith Music too!'


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Paul's Gig Schedule  for 2011

Jan.  2011
15th - Savor's in Fayetteville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Feb. 2011
25th - The Perk in Fayetteville - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

March 2011
10th - Squid and Whale in Eureka Springs 8:30 to 11:30 pm. (OM)
12th - Savor's in Fayetteville 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
16th - Wellness Center Luncheon - 11:00 - Noon.
26th - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

 April 2011
9th - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs 1:30 to 4:00 pm.
9th - Squid and Whale in Eureka Springs 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
15th - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
20th - Wellness Center Luncheon in Rogers 11:00 am -noon
22nd - Savor's in Fayetteville 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
23Rd. - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 to 9:30 (Canceled due to flood)
29th - Mojo's in Fayetteville - 8:00 to 11:00 pm.
30th - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs 1:30 to 4:00 pm.
30th - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 to 9:30

May 2011
6th - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
13th - Savor's in Fayetteville 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
14th - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
20th - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
25th - Common Grounds in Fayetteville 5:30 - 8:30 pm.
28th - - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs 1:30 to 4:00 pm.
28th - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 - 9:30 pm.

June 2011
3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th - Private.
17th. 18th - Private.

June 24th - Savor's in Fayetteville - 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
June 25th - Rolando's in Rogers 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

July 2011
2nd - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
2nd - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

8th - Iron Horse in Rogers - 6:30 -8:30 pm.
9th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.   Canceled
10th - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs - 1:30 - 4:00 pm.
15th - HJEM in Fayetteville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
16th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
22nd - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
 23rd - Savors in Fayetteville - 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
23rd -New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs 12:00 - 3:00 pm.
30th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.


August 2011
5th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
6th - Savors in Fayetteville - 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
7th - Basin in Eureka Springs - 12:00 - 3:00 pm. and 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
12th - HJEM in Fayetteville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
13th - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs 12:00 - 3:00 pm.
13th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
18th - Las Palamas in Tonti Town - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
27th - Petite Bistro in Bentonville - 8:30 - 10:30 pm.

September 2011
2nd - HJEM in Fayetteville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
3rd - Savors in Fayetteville - 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
9th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm. (Canceled party)
10th - Eureka Live in Eureka Springs - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
14th - Las Palamas in Tonti Town - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
24th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
30th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

October 2011
7th - Rolando's in Rogers - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
8rd - Savors in Fayetteville - 6:30 - 9:30 pm.

13th - Grand Central Hotel in Eureka Springs 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
 14th - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
15th - Basin in Eureka Springs - 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

21st - Las Palamas in Rogers - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
25th - Petite Bistro in Bentonville - 8: - 10:00 pm.  (Canceled - cold weather)
28th - HJEM in Fayetteville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
 29th - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs 12:30 - 3:30 pm.

November 2011
19th - Rowdy Den - Eureka Springs - 7:00 - 10:00 pm.
25th - IMA Jerk BBQ - Cedarville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm.


December 2011
30th - Celtic Grill - Bentonville AR. - 7:00 - 10:00 pm.
31st - Celtic Grill - Bentonville AR. - 8:30 - 11:30 pm.


Smith & Reed gig Schedule for 2012

January 2012
6th - IMA Jerk BBQ  - Cedarville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
22nd - Crescent Hotel (Crystal Dining Room Brunch) 9:00 am - 1:00pm
 

February 2012
10th - IMA Jerk BBQ  - Cedarville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  (Canceled double booked)
12th - Crescent Hotel (Crystal Dining Room Brunch) 9:00am - 1:00pm
18th - Rowdy Beaver - Eureka Springs - 3:00 - 7:00 pm.
23rd - Crystal Bridges - Art Night Out (tickets $15 - contact museum) 8:00 - 10:00 pm.


March 2012
17th - Rowdy Den in Eureka Springs -  3:00 - 7:00pm
22nd - Pinnacle Market - Rogers AR. - 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

April 2012
14th - Balcony at the Basin - Eureka Springs - 12:00 - 3:00 pm.
19th - After Five in Pinnacle Market - Rogers - 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
20th - HJEM in Fayetteville - 7:00 - 9:00 pm. -7-9:30 (Canceled - out of business)
22nd - Crescent Hotel (Crystal Dining Room Brunch) 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.

May 2012
13th - New Deli Cafe in Eureka Springs - 4:00 to 7:00
19th -Foghorns in Fayetteville- 6:30-9:30
27th - The Balcony - Eureka Springs - 12:00 - 3:00 and 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
31st - Ruth's Chris in Rogers - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

June 2012
9th - The Pinnacle Market After Five - Rogers - 6:00 - 9:00 pm. 
29th - Private Party
30th - Private Party

July 2012
11th - J J's at the Prairie Creek Marina - 6:00 - 8:00
14th - Foghorns in Fayetteville - 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
21st - The Pinnacle Market After Five - Rogers - 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

 
28th - The Balcony - Eureka Springs - 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

August 2012
9th - The Balcony - EurekaSprings - 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
11th - The Pinnacle Market After Five - Rogers - 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
16th - The Balcony - EurekaSprings - 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
17th - Ruth's Chris in Rogers - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
18th - The Balcony - EurekaSprings - 12:00 - 3:00 pm.
25th - private party   
30th - The Pinnacle Market After Five - Rogers - 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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