Andrea Smith was born and raised in BC’s Kamloops/Shuswap area. This cowgirl and wanderer has had a few careers as a certified guide outfitter and farrier, a registered massage therapist and a music teacher.
Music is what finally reached her soul, and she has carved out a career performing roots rock, jazz, blues and country. Find out just how deeply on Tuesday, Oct. 20 when she appears in concert at Char’s Landing with Marisha Devoin.
Smith received her music degree in 2011 and has produced three albums of original music. She has received a total of eight Vancouver Island Music Award nominations. In 2007 she won Female Songwriter of the year and her album Sweet Embrace took home Producer and Engineer of the year.
Her songwriting crosses many genres with rock, blues, jazz and country roots having a strong presence in her songwriting and choice of cover songs.
Devoin has been performing with Smith for the last 10 years. Since graduating from Vancouver Island University’s Bachelor of Music program, Devoin has performed in pit bands for musical productions with Chemainus Theatre, Arts Club Theatre and Patrick Street Productions (Vancouver), as well as cruise ship orchestras and cabaret bands.
Devoin works as a session musician and educator in her burgeoning Nanaimo studio, and can be heard playing jazz, R&B, bluegrass (Hub City Ramblers), and prog rock (Eleanore) around the West Coast.
Tickets cost $15 at the door ($12 in advance) at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St.