Table Seating: $20
Standing Room: $15
Noted philanthropist, tone poet, and world’s most unlikely guitar hero, Mrs. Smith comes to LPR for an encounter with unbridled musical exploration, fully bonkers comedic storytelling, and Lady of a Certain Age pathos. Freshly crowned as the winner of the “Shred for Your Life” contest at Webster Hall, Mrs Smith and her band The Rage will sonically delve into the traumatic life events that have made her the guitar virtuoso she is today. From her Little House on the Prairie-style childhood to her kidnapping at the hands of a Norwegian Death Metal band, Mrs Smith will leave no stone unturned and no note unplayed. Featuring the music of ABBA, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Taylor Swift, Van Halen, Sia, and Metallica, among others.
Praise for Mrs. Smith:
“Off its Meds” —The Boston Globe
“A demented Elaine Stritch” -Minneapolis City Pages
“Oddly poignant” —The New York Times
Mrs. Smith and the Rage
Mrs. Smith is an electric guitar virtuoso, philanthropist, and cat lover who has captured the public imagination with her unbridled creative expression in the face of a life filled with grief and rage. With an improbable life-tale that includes a lonesome childhood of privilege, 14 marriages, and show biz stardom and obscurity, Mrs. Smith is a 20th Century creature who has burst through to the internet age to become a sensation.
Mrs. Smith is the 2016 winner of the “Shred for Your Life” contest held at Webster Hall and was a featured performer at the Guitar Gods Festival in Miami opening up for guitar legends Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. A video of her shredding on the streets of the East Village was shared byGuitar World Magazine and garnered 1.2 million views. Her unique blend of musical performance comedy has been featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, PBS Television as well as Joe’s Pub, American Repertory Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater. She has also been seen at 54 Below, First Avenue, Webster Hall, Ars Nova, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Bell House, Union Hall, and the legendary Bushwig Festival, among many others.
“Mrs. Smith’s Broadway Cat-tacular!” wow’ed audiences Off-Broadway and was hailed by the New York Post as “Purrfect!” Mrs. Smith’s performance described as “Off its meds” by the Boston Globe, “Luminous” by Gay City News and “Oddly poignant…” by the New York Times.
The Rage are Paul Amorese on drums, Matthew Dean Marsh on keyboards, Ricardo Rodriguez on bass, and Randy Willcox on guitar.