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‘Songbird Stories’ With G.E. Smith and Taylor Barton

authorStaff Writer on Sep 25, 2023

G.E. Smith and Taylor Barton, the musical couple that produces the A-List series “Portraits,” return to The Church on Friday, October 13, at 7 p.m. for “Songbird Stories” an inspiring musical evening. Join Smith and Barton as they share an intimate evening of original songs, writings and folklore that is bound to provoke thoughtful conversations.

With over 30 years in the music industry and a wealth of experience, memories and stories to share, the couple joins forces to present a stellar evening that takes audiences on an insightful journey. Barton will read snippets from her music memoir, “I Pitched a Tent in Hell,” present sections from her new novel, “Condom Eddie,” and unveil new music from her EP, “Get Off My Ship.” Smith will frame, exemplify and expand on Barton’s interesting set of songs and stories. Join The Church as it celebrates the East End couple that work effervescently together.

Taylor Barton is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, writer and film producer. Her film, “50-Watt Fuse,” documenting her husband’s career as a sideman, was an Official Selection of the Mill Valley Film Festival featuring cameos from Lorne Michaels and Jimmy Buffett, to Bob Dylan and Hall & Oates. She has had exposure and been deeply influenced by an array of performers from Dylan to the Avett Brothers. She has released nine solo CDs and a novel, “Hotheaded Saints,” and just published “Pedro ’n’ Pip,” which was licensed by Discovery Education. She launched the “Portraits” music series in East Hampton.

G.E. Smith is a master guitarist and the ultimate sideman who has played lead guitar, for Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan and bass for Roger Waters in “The Wall Live” as well as many others. He served 10 years as the musical director of “Saturday Night Live” where he won an Emmy. He was the host for the Smithsonian’s “History of the Electric Guitar” and played many times at the Kennedy Center, and all over the world for dignitaries and presidents. Smith, a supreme musicologist, explores his passion for R&B while highlighting his guests’ musical ideology. Live in front of an audience, Smith hosted and launched “Portraits” from its inception at Guild Hall and Bay Street Theater.

Tickets for “Songbird Stories” with G.E. Smith and Taylor Barton are $40 at thechurchsagharbor.org. The Church is at 48 Madison Street in Sag Harbor.

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