Operation Encore: Soldiers, Stories, and Songs

Episode #18 - The Lloyd Smith Project

March 10, 2021 Operation Encore Season 1 Episode 18
Operation Encore: Soldiers, Stories, and Songs
Episode #18 - The Lloyd Smith Project
Show Notes

Meet Mr. Lloyd Smith -- a doctor, surgeon, chemistry professor, student of California Gold Rush lore, California native, singer/songwriter, and one of the most generous men you'll ever meet. He's also a self-taught luthier who has built over 80 beautiful, custom guitars which he has given away as gifts -- some of which have made their way into the hands of our artists.  In partnership with Lloyd, Operation Encore is announcing the Lloyd Smith Project --- an album of Operation Encore artists covering Lloyd's songs on his custom guitars.  During this Special Edition Podcast, Lloyd describes his family history in California, how he used music as a therapeutic stress reliever throughout his life, and how he discovered and developed his skills making guitars.  You'll hear about his not-so-secret techniques for creating long-lasting pieces of art (HINT:  Carbon-fiber is a key ingredient) and the story behind his infamous "bullet" guitar. Along the way,  OE artists Andrew Wiscombe and Steve D. Wilson join Lloyd for performances of three of his impactful songs:

"Big North Wind" (Steve D. Wilson)
"Two Bad Men from Bodie" (Andrew Wiscombe - Upcoming Release)
"Grandfather's Tool Chest" (Lloyd Smith)

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