Jo Ann Smith

Jo Ann is the 1999 International Autoharp Champion and 2003 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Champion. She performs locally and regionally, both as a soloist and with the acoustic band, "Pocket Change". She has been a featured performer and autoharp workshop instructor at numerous festivals, including the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in Newport, PA and the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. She has also appeared on the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour in Lexington, KY. Jo Ann has one CD, produced in 2003 entitled "Rhythm of the Rain". This album was listed among the top 40 albums during February '04 on the FolkDJ-L website. The first cut from the album, "Amazing Grace" was included on Volume 20 of the Acoustic Rainbow Radio Sampler and has had airplay both in the US and abroad. Jo Ann is also a happily married mother of three and works a part-time day job.

Posted by Jo Ann Smith: Posted 21 Sep 2006

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