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2006 KERRVILLE NEW FOLK WINNER!!!! Andrew Smith joins the likes of Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle by winning the prestigious 2006 Kerrville New Folk Songwriters Competition on the strength of his songs 'RITE OF PASSAGE' and 'HOLES IN THE NIGHT SKY' kerrvillefolkfestival.com 'Rite of Passage' receives Honorable Mention at the Mid Atlantic Song Contest, and is short-listed for the International Songwriting Contest. Andrew's solo instrumental CD 'escape velocity' receives two nominations from Just Plain Folks Music Awards, and 'The Pilgrimage' is short-listed for the International Songwriting Contest. PRESS 'Smith has a great singing voice ... and his chops are punctual and clean' Del Vezeau Penguin Eggs 'our new 'find-of-the-year' on Canadian Spaces' Chopper McKinnon CKCU 'like Don Ross, and very melodic' Folk Routes CKUA Andrew Smith's live show combines his award winning talent as a singer/songwriter and instrumentalist. Andrew has been playing folk clubs, festivals and house concerts in Canada, the USA and Europe to enthusiastic audiences. Smith is also one third of the popular folk trio Smith Funk and Strauss and has recently shared the stage with Bruce Cockburn, Ruthie Foster, Gordie Sampson, Martyn Joseph and Terry Tufts. Andrew's CD 'escape velocity' won him the '2005 OKANAGAN INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR' award. Andrew also works as a producer and works out of his own studio (Solar Nest Arts in Kelowna BC). He was recently awarded PRODUCER OF THE YEAR in the Okanagan region, and recorded award-winning folk artist Jane Eamon's 'a different place' and latest CD 'deep water' .