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Father and Son duo

I truly hope that the name Andrew Smith isn't new to you but if it is please take a moment and get acquainted by his award winning  tap style guitar playing in the first video here:
He has been performing around Kelowna for as long as I can remember. His son, Zachari Smith followed in his footsteps and has been carving out a musical career for himself over the past decade or so.
As you'll see below in the video for their Zach's song "Chemicals" he's a provocative lyricist whose also one of those multi-instrumentalists that can seemingly perform any instrument he lays his hands on. 
So this Saturday they are releasing their second album as a duo act, Stumbling Horse, at the Bohemian Cafe. Space is limited but they assure me it will be a fun night listening to music and socializing. Although not  listed publicly there will be numerous special guests joining them at the event. This show will kick of a long season of touring starting with some shows in the Prairies in the following weeks. The tickets are only $20 and they can be bought online at their website: http://andrewandzacharismith.com/home.html
The album is being released online, on cd, and on the growingly popular vinyl. I sat down with them earlier this week to talk about their thoughts on culture in Kelowna and the lifestyle of being a full time musician touring alongside your dad/son:

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Ryan Donn
Singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating and connecting. For years I spent most of my time in Kelowna creating songs, and those songs have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, etc..

I use this column to connect some of our local creatives, events, unique local projects/non-profits, and occasionally a random column about our city. 

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014 I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

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