"perfectly blends the old and the new"                        — Natalie Clark, cfmu.ca
“undeniable ability to pen a memorable folk song”     — gridcitymagazine.com 
"fabulous”                                                                   — comeherefloyd.com

 Zachari Smith is multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer with over 15 years of experience in the music industry. Whether performing as a stand-out solo artist, a supportive instrumentalist, or as one half of the headlining folk duo Andrew and Zachari Smith, Zachari has toured Europe, the US and Canada with a range of talented artists—including singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop (Nettwerk Records), Ce Qui Nous Traverse (Cuchabata), The Geese, Sarah Brendal, The Mighty River and more.

Zachari’s performances pay homage to storytelling traditions of folk and americana, while carving out space for synths and modern production that offer a thoughtful indie folk sound.

"Well crafted and a warm, good feeling" Apeiron Sound
"Loved the soulful execution of the vocals!" Glasse Factory
"Powerful vocal-commitment-to-message. Lyrically interesting and enchanting harmony." Indie Obsessive
"Country ambience all the way, a singer who fills his music with an evocative backdrop and lets his words shade a story that is deep... a fine execution that has a classic crooner quality going for it." MP3Hugger
"Clarity manages to blend accessible catchy melody lines with a sense of emotional resonance. I dig the flow of the building arrangement. The textured acoustic guitar paired with the more atmospheric electric melody lines. Intimate and introspective lyricism. Strong lead vocal performance captures the listeners ears." Music On The Moon
"We loved the ambient textures and ethereal vocal performance in this record" Pelican House
"The depth of emotion is fantastic" Various Small Flames
"A stunning track and vocal delivery" When The Horn Blows
We’re Going Away (LP) coming fall 2022, 
Waiting on the Night (EP) 2022, 
Everything that Keeps You (LP) 2019, 
A Country Once Forested (EP) 2010

Notable Performances
Paddlefest, Living Roots, Bonfire Festival. 
Shared the stage with Joshua Hyslop, Jon and Roy, Dylan Menzie, Mike Mckenna Jr, Kelie Loder, Andre Papanicalau and more.
Over 200 concerts performed in last 6 years. 

with Andrew and Zachari Smith — Nickolodeon Folk Club, Northern Lights Folk Club, Inglewood Folk Club, Regina Folk Club. 5 headlining tours of Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. Toured western Canada 15 times. 

Awards + Charts
- #8 on the Earshot! National folk/roots/blues chart 
- Top 10 chart for CFUV, CJSR, CFMU, and CJSW.
- Music BC’s Top 5 Emerging Artists (Interior BC) 2015.

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