Jo Ann Smith

Jo Ann Smith
Years at Winfield: 
Thursday Stage 3 4:15pm
Thursday Stage 3 8:15pm
Friday Stage 1 9:0am
Saturday Stage 1 10:0am
Saturday Stage 4 7:30pm
Sunday Stage 3 2:0pm

Jo Ann Smith plays the autoharp in ways that will forever change your thinking about this instrument and its role in traditional music. Her broad range of styles, exquisite arrangements and drop-dead technical abilities are a delight to experience. Known for her expertise on the diatonic autoharp, Jo Ann is a much sought-after performer and workshop instructor. Her easygoing demeanor and can-do approach make her a favorite of audiences and workshop attendees alike. Having won both the International (Winfield) Autoharp Championship in 1999 and the Mountain Laurel Championship in 2003, Jo Ann is sure to surprise and delight you with her 37-string prowess.

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