- Recording Artist
Frank Smith is an award winning guitarist and BMI recording artist with over 30 years in the music industry. He has released 4 CD's and his CD titled “Gardens of Hope”, won the NAR Lifestyle Music Award for “Best Acoustic Instrumental Album for 2007”. His newest CD “Hope Returns” is also getting lots of radio play. Frank's music was recently featured on the new sampler album produced by Will Ackerman called “The Gathering” winner of the 2012 ZAR Awards for “Best Album of the Year” and “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year”. Most recently his music is featured in the new sampler called “The Guitar” featuring Franks music along with Will Ackerman, Alex De Grassi and many other great guitarist.
Frank makes his home in Naples, Florida. His CD's are sold worldwide and his original compositions are presently featured on Sirius satellite radio’s “Spa Channel”, on TV digital music station, “Soundscapes”, and on many airlines. Frank’s was voted "Top Artist" by “Soundscapes” March 2007.
Frank has two stations on Pandora Radio. One called "Frank Smith Guitarist Radio" and the other "Frank Smith Radio". Frank's music has been played on Pandora over 4 million times. If you have Pandora on your computer or phone, add Frank Smith as a station. Its a blend of his music along with many other great musicians.
It was the love of acoustic guitar along with the music of Will Ackerman that inspired Frank to begin a music career and later create his four CDs. When he began exploring alternate tunings on the guitar along with using altered capos, he found the sound he had always been looking for. With the added expertise of producer, Will Ackerman, engineer Corin Nelsen and many other talented musical artists, his professional recording career became a reality.
Frank has received accolades in numerous publications for his performances as a performing Music Therapist in hospital settings playing for outpatient infusion services where people come in for chemotherapy or infusion of antibiotics. He also has played for patients in the rehab gyms, emergency waiting rooms and surgical waiting rooms. He enjoys giving professional performances throughout the United States.
Frank is considered a visionary because his multidimensional music weaves an emotional thread through each song he writes, lifting your spirit and making you smile. His style of music is inspirational and will lead you on an inner journey of calmness from which you will never be the same.
"Frank Smith so believes that music is a spiritual element that he left behind a lucrative life in Environmental Management to play guitar in hospitals. This choice has brought comfort to others and a palpable joy in him. Frank's music is less about flashy gymnastics than it is about heart... and his is one of a kind and noble heart. There are people who preach peace and kindness and there are those who quietly live it. Frank is one of those who is living it and sharing it with others."
Will Ackerman, Producer, Grammy winning recording artist, founder of Windham Hill Music