Gardens Of Hope

Frank Smith

Soothing instrumental acoustic and classical guitar backed up with violin, cello, English horn, fretless & fretted bass, angelical voice, percussion and more. Produced by Will Ackerman, Grammy winner and founder of Windham Hill Music.

"Gardens of Hope"

Winner of the 2007 NAR Lifestyle Music award for "Best Instrumental CD - Acoustic"

Voted #1 CD for June and July of 2007 by the NAR Top 100 Radio reports

Check out the link at: http://www.newagereporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Produced by Will Ackerman Grammy winner and founder of Windham Hill Records

One of the most exciting new CDs to be released, “Gardens of Hope” will take you on a journey that will soothe the soul and enliven the spirit. Frank Smith is widely known for his original solo guitar performances on his first two CDs, but this newest recording separates itself by adding the texture and professionalism of many award-winning musicians who back up his acoustic and classical guitar pieces, making this an astounding three-dimensional composition.

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 “Gardens of Hope”. 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 Will Ackerman, and many other talented musical artists, “Gardens of Hope” became a reality.

Frank has received accolades in numerous publications for his performances as a Music Therapist in hospital settings as well as for his other 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. He constantly develops increasing enthusiasm for his performances which emphasizes his talent as an artist on the rise. His style of music is inspirational and will lead you on an inner journey of calmness from which you will never be the same.

“Gardens of Hope”
Frank Smith - acoustic and classical guitar featuring:

Will Ackerman – acoustic guitar and parlor guitar Michael Manring – fretless bass Jill Haley – English horn Eugene Friesen – cello Steve Schuch – violin T-Bone Wolk – fretted and upright bass Dana Cunningham – piano Noah Wilding – vocals Derrick Jordan – percussion Jeff Oster – flugel horn Jeff Pearce – ambient guitar

Special thanks to Will Ackerman and Corin Nelsen. This CD would not have been possible without the support from both of these fine professionals and outstanding friends. They both put many, many hours into helping create “Gardens of Hope “.

"Frank Smith so believes that music is a spiritual element that he left behind a lucrative life in environmental management to play his 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 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, founder of Windham Hill records, recording artist, Grammy winner.

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Hope Returns

Frank Smith

This is an ensemble album featuring Acoustic Guitar with Fretless Bass, Flutes, Piano and more. Frank Smith - Acoustic Guitar Michael Manring - Fretless Bass Kat Epple - Flutes Paul Speer - Electric Guitar William Covington - Piano

This is Frank's second ensemble album. "Hope Returns" features Frank Smith's original instrumental compositions backed by Michael Manring on Fretless Bass, Kat Epple on Flutes, Paul Speer on Electric Guitar and William Covington on Piano. This is yet another expression of Frank's talents and not only as a guitarist but also shows his skills as producer and studio engineer. The CD was recorded in most part at "Open Tune Music" Studios in Naples FL. Additional tracks were added at other studios around the US.

Franks music is played daily on TV Cable Music channel, "Soundscapes" and is a regular on many radio stations. This CD features an hour of soothing music.

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Assemblance Of Rings

Frank Smith

With a veritable 'pot pourri' of 17 wonderful New Age instrumentals, Frank touches the heart-strings of the listener, eliciting a cosmic connection with them. It is considered to be the perfect CD for Relaxation, Meditation, and Massage.

Frank Smith is an accomplished musician with over 30 years of experience. His original compositions have been featured on Public Television and Radio. His repertoire features a wide variety of musical styles that are full of emotional energy and are guaranteed to relax and resonate deep within the soul. Whether it's on your Boat, Train or Airplane, at your Private Residence, or your favorite choice of dining, Frank offers a rich ambiance of acoustic instrumental guitar music you will be sure to enjoy. If you are looking for soft background music, Frank is a rare find in solo performers. He also has a state of the art mobile setup for poolside private parties and concerts where electricity is not an option. Frank brings a touch of class to any occasion and his music will fill your event with beautiful memories. Frank exudes professionalism in his attire, in his demeanor, and in his dependability.

"Frank Smith's music is amazing! His CD is one of my favorites. When I want to relax, unwind and stop my busy life for a while, I pop in the CD, sit back and enjoy." Debbie Allen, International business speaker and award-winning author of Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters

"Frank recently entertained at one of our receptions and was perfect for the event. He is a skilled musician and entertainer who really knows how to interact with a crowd. Frank is a pleasure to work with, and is an event planner's dream. You can't go wrong if you book Frank Smith for your next party!" Elaine Hamilton, Executive Director United Arts Council of Collier County

Frank has performed during the past years for many organizations including;

Alzheimer's Support Network American Red Cross Aston Gardens CAN - Cancer Alliance Network Caribbean Gardens Casa Jacinta in Francisco Foundation Collier Athletic Club Conservancy of Southwest Florida Debruynr Gallery Dillard's Department Store Education Foundation of Collier County Fifth Avenue South Association Forest Glen Community Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast University Gulfstream Homes Hilton Naples Towers Jamali Fine Art Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Merrill Gardens Naples Beach Hotel Naples Botanical Gardens NCH, Naples Community Hospital New River Fine Art Northern Trust bank Pelican marsh Premier Executive Center Radisson Hotel Relay for Life Renaissance Royal Palm Academy Salvation Army Starbucks Corporation The Inn on Fifth Third Street South Association TIB Bank United Arts Council Unity Church of Naples Vanderbilt Country Club Vanderbilt Inn Von Liebig Art Museum WCNZ Radio, live broadcast Weatherburn gallery Wedding and Party Professionals of Naples Zonta Club of Bonita

Frank also plays for various venues including:

  • Corporate Parties
  • Private Parties
  • Weddings (Chapel and Beach)
  • Bereavements
  • Galleries and Art Shows
  • Country Clubs
  • Massage and Meditation
  • Restaurants
  • Festivals
  • Church services
  • Remote locations (on the beach)
  • Soundtracks
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I'm Coming Over

Frank Smith

Demonstates the breadth & depth of musical vision on a mystical journey to that place somehow familiar to the hearts of all of us.

Frank Smith is an accomplished musician with over 30 years of experience. His original compositions have been featured on Public Television. His repertoire features a wide variety of musical styles that are full of emotional energy and are guaranteed to relax and resonate deep within the soul. Whether it's on your Boat, Train or Airplane, at your Private Residence, or your favorite choice of dining, Frank offers a rich ambience of acoustic instrumental guitar music you will be sure to enjoy. If you are looking for soft background music, Frank is a rare find in solo performers. He also has a state of the art mobile setup for poolside private parties and concerts where electricity is not an option. Frank brings a touch of class to any occasion and his music will fill your event with beautiful memories. Frank exudes professionalism in his attire, in his demeanor, and in his dependability.

"Frank Smith's music is amazing! His CD is one of my favorites. When I want to relax, unwind and stop my busy life for a while, I pop in the CD, sit back and enjoy". Debbie Allen, International business speaker and award-winning author of Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters

"Frank recently entertained at one of our receptions and was perfect for the event. He is a skilled musician and entertainer who really knows how to interact with a crowd. Frank is a pleasure to work with, and is an event planner's dream. You can't go wrong if you book Frank Smith for your next party!" Elaine Hamilton, Executive Director United Arts Council of Collier County

Frank has performed during the past years for many organizations including;

Alzheimer's Support Network American Red Cross Aston Gardens CAN - Cancer Alliance Network Caribbean Gardens Casa Jacinta in Francisco Foundation Collier Athletic Club Conservancy of Southwest Florida Debruynr Gallery Dillard's Department Store Education Foundation of Collier County Fifth Avenue South Association Forest Glen Community Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast University Gulfstream Homes Hilton Naples Towers Jamali Fine Art Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Merrill Gardens Naples Beach Hotel Naples Botanical Gardens NCH, Naples Community Hospital New River Fine Art Northern Trust bank Pelican marsh Premier Executive Center Radisson Hotel Relay for Life Renaissance Royal Palm Academy Salvation Army Starbucks Corporation The Inn on Fifth Third Street South Association TIB Bank United Arts Council Unity Church of Naples Vanderbilt Country Club Vanderbilt Inn Von Liebig Art Museum WCNZ Radio, live broadcast Weatherburn gallery Wedding and Party Professionals of Naples Zonta Club of Bonita

Frank also plays for various venues including:

  • Corporate Parties
  • Private Parties
  • Weddings (Chapel and Beach)
  • Bereavements
  • Galleries and Art Shows
  • Country Clubs
  • Massage and Meditation
  • Restaurants
  • Festivals
  • Church services
  • Remote locations (on the beach)
  • Soundtracks
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