Russick Smith's music is steeped in the emotional remnants of his motley, spirited adventure; from recording at Woodstock studios to sailing the high seas on traditionally rigged ships. Described by CEO of Breckenridge Creative Arts as "a smart, dynamic musician who is doing everything right," the cellist and multi-instrumentalist walks between the boisterous and the bucolic in his acoustic arrangements.
With a formal education in cello and electric bass, Russick Smith's foundation bridges contemporary and classical music drawing inspiration from artists such as Edgar Meyer and Tin Hat Trio. His interests and recording work have led him to supplement his instrumental repertoire with mandolin, banjo, concertina, double bass, guitar and other various keyed and string instruments.
Smith's productions are also bolstered by a background in audio engineering. After graduating from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, Smith moved on to cut his teeth as an assistant engineer working under Grammy award winner Justin Guip and platinum-selling engineer John Siket, as well as assisting sessions with producers David Baron and Paul Stacey.
Outside of music, his extracurricular activities prompted Chris Robinson of the Chris Robinson Band and The Black Crowes to characterize him as "a real-life action man." Russick Smith is currently based in Breckenridge, Colorado where he produces and records while promoting the development of the local musical community through the Breckenridge Authentic Music Project.