Michael Smith performs tonight at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center in Melrose
Courtesy of Michael Smith
Nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael Smith is bringing his original music to the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center in Melrose tonight at 8 p.m. Smith has at least 500 songs under his belt on more than a dozen CDs. Numerous artists have recorded his songs. Smith sat down with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’ s Donna Green-Townsend. He shared how he picked up the guitar at 15 and one of his first songs was about his first love.
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