"perfectly blends the old and the new” Natalie Clark, cfmu.ca
"rich and enjoyable" Eartothegroundmusic.co
Weaving together improvised stories and thoughtful indie folk music, Zachari Smith’s concerts slow down time and carve out space for a truly emotive experience. Each concert is a conscious curation of songs and stories—set lists that fold and flex in response to a wide range of audiences. From Ulm, Germany to St. Stephen, NB, Zachari has played over 500 concerts, many with his father, a lifelong professional musician, as the duo Andrew and Zachari Smith.
As a second generation folk singer, Zachari honours these traditions while forging a new path. Zachari's music is highlighted with dobro licks and fingerstyle acoustic guitar, his songs stretch the boundaries of contemporary folk music, mixing styles and weaving stories into an unforgettable performance. Everything That Keeps You was released February 15, 2019 on Acre Alley. In 2019, Zachari has toured Germany in support of Joshua Hyslop (Nettwerk Records) and toured Ontario and New Brunswick performing at Living Roots Festival, Bonfire Festival and Paddlefest NB.
Everything That Keeps You on the Canadian College Radio Earshot Charts:
#8 National - Folk/Roots/Blues
#1 CJSW - Calgary, AB - Folk/Roots/Blues
#2 CFUV - Victoria, BC Folk/Roots/Blues,
#23 CFUV - Victoria, BC Top 30,
2 CJSR - Edmonton, AB - Folk/Roots/Blues,
#25 CJSR - Edmonton, AB - Top 30,
#17 CFMU - Hamilton, ON - Top 30