G.E. teaching acoustic workshop with Fur Peace Ranch in San Diego. February 2-6, 2015.

Want to enjoy some hot fun in the winter time? Join GE and the Fur Peace Ranch at The Dana on Mission Bay and take a break from winter’s woes while learning from this master musician.

San Diego’s perfect climate and the premier waterfront setting and accommodations at The Dana will be our/your home “On The Road”. When: February 02 – 06, 2015 GE will be teaching an acoustic guitar class called: Leading the Way with the Acoustic Guitar Level 2/3 All of the great lessons, G.E. has taught on electric guitar are focused on the acoustic guitar for this workshop.

This workshop will explore the basics of blues and rock guitar and will provide the tools for creating exciting, dynamic lead solos. You will learn the sound and form of acoustic guitar from its most elementary licks through improvisational blues and rock playing.

Whether you are a new acoustic guitar enthusiast or experienced, this workshop will improve your playing and expand your knowledge of acoustic guitar. Sign up now!


G.E. to play with Electric Hot Tuna at the Beacon Theater NYC 2012! 11/30/12-12/01/12


Hot Tuna returns to The Beacon Theatre in New York City for their annual electric shows, Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st. Past years performances have been off the hook with the addition of special guests since we celebrated Jorma’s 70th Birthday. This year is shaping up to be a hum-dinger! Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will be there as they have for the past few years.Bill KirchenSteve Kimock and G.E. Smith will also make a return performance to these annual gigs. Cindy Cashdollar, who hasn’t played with Jorma much since the Blue Country Heart days will be on hand for the weekend . . . there are sure to be some command performances from Jorma’s Grammy Nominated album from a decade ago. To round out the weekend, bluesman, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin will also be in the house to help you shake away any holiday blues you may have.

Tickets are on sale now!


New Photos in Gallery!

G.E. just played two shows at the Stephen Talkhouse recently and photographer Robert D. Comes was there to catch the action!

Check the GALLERY for all of the images.

Thanks again to Robert D. Comes for capturing these events and allowing us to share them!

Photo courtesy Robert D. Comes


Jorma’s blog “Cracks In The Finish” documents the current Hot Tuna Tour from the inside.

Jorma Kaukonen has been documenting the current Hot Tuna tour on his blog “Cracks In The Finish“. Not only does he list the setlists of every show they play, he posts some really cool photos of the locales that they visit, along with some musings about any adventures they have.  Even if you are not a Hot Tuna fan, it is a good read to see how life in the road really is for a touring band that has been at it for 40 plus years.

Below are a few examples of his photos that have G.E. in them.

ge in roanoke

cracker barrel morning

buffalo two

New pictures in the gallery from the Hot Tuna show on 1/28/11!

A big thank you to photographer Vernon Webb for giving permission to use some of his amazing photos in the gesmithmusic.com gallery!

More photos from the 1/28/11 Hot Tuna show can be viewed HERE.