Billy Smart - Solo Guitarist | USA, North Carolina(no reviews)
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Solo guitarist/vocalist from the American South, specializing in folk and classic acoustic rock.
BILLY SMART (MUSICIAN/GUITAR): REPERTOIRE LIST
3 Doors Down - It's Not My Time 311 - Amber Adele - Hello Allman Brothers Band - Melissa Alt J - Breezeblocks Alt J - Dissolve Me AM.PM. - Move with MeAudioslave - I Am the HighwayAudioslave - Like a StoneAware - Private Fears in Public Places Bad Company - Bad Company Bad Company - Shooting Star Blink-182 - All the Small ThingsBlur - Song 2Bob Dylan - Forever YoungBon Iver - Skinny LoveBoston - More Than a FeelingBruce Springsteen - Atlantic CityBruce Springsteen - Born to RunBruce Springsteen - Downbound TrainBruce Springsteen - Incident o ... n 57th StreetBruce Springsteen - Racing in the StreetBruce Springsteen - Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad Bruce Springsteen - Thunder RoadBruno Mars - Locked out of HeavenCage the Elephant - Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked
Childish Gambino - SoberChumbawamba - TubthumpingCollective Soul - DecemberCollective Soul - ShineCorey Traylor - I’m Not Jesus Counting Crows - Mr. JonesCounting Crows - Round HereCreedence Clearwater Revival - Born on the BayouDave Matthews - So Damn LuckyDave Matthews - Stay or LeaveDave Matthews - OhDave Matthews Band - #41Dave Matthews Band - Ants MarchingDave Matthews Band - BartenderDave Matthews Band - CaptainDave Matthews Band - Christmas SongDave Matthews Band - CrushDave Matthews Band - Cry FreedomDave Matthews Band - Dancing NanciesDave Matthews Band - Drive In Drive OutDave Matthews Band - GauchoDave Matthews Band - Grace is GoneDave Matthews Band - Grey StreetDave Matthews Band - GrannyDave Matthews Band - Jimi ThingDave Matthews Band - Lie in Our GravesDave Matthews Band - Lover Lay DownDave Matthews Band - Pantala Naga PampaDave Matthews Band - PigDave Matthews Band - RapunzelDave Matthews Band - RavenDave Matthews Band - RecentlyDave Matthews Band - Rhyme & ReasonDave Matthews Band - Say GoodbyeDave Matthews Band - Seek UpDave Matthews Band - ShotgunDave Matthews Band - Snow OutsideDave Matthews Band - So Much to SayDave Matthews Band - SpoonDave Matthews Band - SquirmDave Matthews Band - The Best of What’s AroundDave Matthews Band - The Dreaming TreeDave Matthews Band - The Last Stop
Dave Matthews Band - The RiffDave Matthews Band - The StoneDave Matthews Band - Tripping BilliesDave Matthews Band - Two StepDave Matthews Band - WarehouseDave Matthews Band - Write a SongDave Matthews Band - You Never KnowDavid Bowie - Space OddityDavid Bowie - StarmanDeath Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into the DarkDeath Cab for Cutie - Someday You Will be LovedDon Henley - The Boys of Summer (Cover by The Ataris)Ed Sheeran - The A TeamEverclear - Father of MineEverlast - What It’s LikeFirekid - Lay By MeFleetwood Mac - Go Your Own WayFleetwood Mac - I’m So AfraidFleetwood Mac - Landslide Fleetwood Mac - SaraFoals - Mountain at My GatesFoo Fighters - EverlongFranz Ferdinand - Take Me OutGovernment Mule - Forsaken SaviorGovernment Mule - I Shall ReturnGovernment Mule - SoulshineGrateful Dead - Friend of the DevilHalf Moon Run - Call Me in the Afternoon Highly Suspect - LydiaHoobastank - The Reason Hootie & the Blowfish - Only Wanna Be with YouHozier - Take Me to Church
Incubus - DriveIncubus - MegalomanicJack Johnson - Better TogetherJames Bay - Hold Back the RiverJason Mraz - I Won’t Give UpJet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower Jimmy Eat World - The Middle John Mayer - DaughtersJohn Mayer - GravityJohn Mayer - Slow Dancing in a Burning RoomJohn Mayer - Waiting On the World to Change Jon Bellion - All Time Low Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’ Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Blue On Black Kenny White - In My Recurring Dream Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire Kings of Leon - Use Somebody Kings of Leon - Wait For Me Led Zeppelin - Going to CaliforniaLed Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way Live - I Alone Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple ManLynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday’s Gone Mac DeMarco - Salad Days Mac Miller - Another Night Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
My life is built around the creation and sharing of music. Around age three, my dad showed me a DVD of the concert film The Last Waltz, and I began to discover how enchanted I become when listening to meaningful music. It was almost an automatic instinct or reflex; I yearned to take part in making music. Within a year I began learning to play the drums and, by the time I was five or six, music had already consumed my life in many ways. When not practicing on my drum kit, a favorite pastime of my six-year-old self was counting down the months and days until I was old enough (and my hands were b
... ig enough) to start taking guitar lessons.
I was allowed to pick up a guitar and start learning when I turned seven, and once I started to play there really was no looking back. Now I’ve been taking guitar lessons for about ten years and become fairly proficient, but that gut-level feeling that comes from hearing great music is still my most profound teacher. Most of my musical vocabulary has come from simply absorbing the influence of those who best communicate through their instrument. The soundtrack of my life so far consists of classic music from bands such as Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, and Led Zeppelin. In addition, compositions by these artists and others have molded my world view in ways that would have been unimaginable if I couldn’t relate to the music on an artistic level. For me, the mission behind the music has remained the same—like all artists and creative people, my biggest wish is to influence the world in a positive way, and to make people think. Performing in benefit concerts for local charities, research foundations, and food banks has been an extremely large part of my musical history and my life, and I intend to keep that up because it allows me to reach people in a way that might encourage them to help others.
Though I’ve had this drive to create and inspire for the better part of my life, there definitely were times when I had convinced myself that I could never survive and make a living doing what I love. That came to an end after attending a singer/songwriter program at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan in the summer of 2015. It was a revelation to meet so many other people who were just like me; working with them and learning from them gave me a feeling unmatched by any other experience. Following Interlochen and Grammy Camp LA in 2016, I’m far more confident that pursuing a college education to become part of the music industry will give me the skills I’m still pursuing—the skills I’ve been pursuing since I first watched Robbie Robertson make music on his guitar on the DVD player in my house when I was three.
Lead Guitar, Vocals (Tenor Range), Percussion
Wake Forest High School - Unweighted GPA 3.0 (Class of 2017)
GRAMMY Camp, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Guitar Performance Track
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Singer-Songwriter Program
Summer Arts Camp: 2015, 2016
Michael Pitts - 2013 to present
Give to Live Guitar Studio - 2006 to 2013
Progressive Music Center - 2005 to 2006
Dexter Horton (Progressive Music Center) - 2003 to present
Her ... itage Middle School, Percussion - 2010 to 2013
Solo Guitar/Vocals, Weekly Open Mic Night at the Gatehouse Tavern - 2015 to present
Lead Guitar/Vocals, South Main (rock band) - 2013 to present
Lead Guitar/Vocals, Give to Live Summer Camps - 2009 to 2012
Lead Guitar, Backing Band for Caitlyn Brennan - 2012
Lead Guitar, South Main - Cat’s Cradle: High School Battle of the Bands (1st Place - 2015)
Lead Guitar, South Main - Cat’s Cradle: High School Battle of the Bands (Participant - 2014)
Guitar/Vocals, Various Bands, Wake Forest Art After Hours - 2012 to 2016
Guitar/Vocals, Various Bands, Wake Forest Meet in the Street - 2010 to 2015
Guitar/Vocals, South Main, Frankenfest, Franklinton Street Festival - 2014
Guitar/Vocals, South Main, Raleigh Artsplosure - 2013
Give to Live Fundraisers, Various Venues, Guitar/Vocals/Percussion - 2008 to 2016
Wake Smiles Fundraiser, Lifepoint Church, Guitar/Vocals - 2014
Heritage Elementary School PTA Fundraiser, Wake Forest, Guitar/Vocals - 2010
Gatehouse Tavern, Wake Forest, NC
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