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April 27 @ 8:00 pm EDT

Who:  Bet & Blair Smith
When: Saturday, April 27, 8:00 pm
Where: Muskoka Place Gallery, 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling
Admission: $10.00 at the door
Refreshments: by donation in the jar
Details: 705-765-0340

Bet Smith – a true Renaissance woman, Bet is an alternative folk singer-songwriter who weaves environmental and socio-political philosophy into rich, reflective compositions. Now a nationally-recognized independent singer-songwriter, Bet has recorded four albums and has performed on festival stages throughout Ontario and British Columbia. Her latest album Downer is a “thrill to listen to.” The album’s first video single, Forgive You, was hand-illustrated by Bet herself. She was a welder on the set of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video & is a blacksmith in Bracebridge at her shop, Persephone Forge.  She charmed audiences at the Muskoka Chautauqua Festival where she played with her father, Blair Smith.

With voices blending in harmony, father-daughter duo, Blair and Bet Smith perform both original and well-known folk songs. A songwriter since childhood, Bet attributes her love of melodic storytelling to the music performed by her dad since before she can remember. Gifted her first guitar at the age of thirteen, she has been using it as her songwriting partner ever since. Blair performed in touring folk groups in his twenties and spent his career working as a technical engineer in some of Toronto’s busiest recording studios. While occasionally performing at coffee houses and community events, Blair is most often found playing music near wood stoves and campfires (his guitar has made many a canoe trip). Blair plays solely for fun and for the love of music, but is occasionally pushed onto a stage by Bet.


April 27
8:00 pm EDT