Anthony L. Smith (USA)

Guitar, Junior Ensemble, Vocal

Anthony, being the son of a United Methodist Minister, participated in both the youth and adult gospel choir as both vocalist (tenor) and guitarist from an early age. His formal training includes a B.S. in Chemistry/ Minor in Music from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), a Journeyman’s Certification in Music Production and Engineering from the Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, California, 12 years of drum instruction from the Depew Public School System, as well as guitar instruction from Phil Upchurch. Anthony’s professional performances include opening for The Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, EPMD, as well as performing with Malcolm-Jamal Warner’s Miles Long. Previously, Anthony resided in Los Angeles, where he gave private lessons for the guitar and drums, as well as ran Merlin’s Recording Studio. Anthony has also performed throughout the Los Angeles area playing a combination of jazz, reggae, R&B, and hip-hop. 

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