Stringsmith Music


The Man and his Music:

For  over 35 years, Kevin Smith has lived and breathed guitars: building,  repairing, and refurbishing electric and acoustic, new and vintage  instruments. He has played bass and guitar in many outfits from jazz to  reggae to R&B. Now Kevin is  “The StringSmith” – putting it all  together with  Jump Blues, Folk, Pop favorites delivered with Kevin’s  unique arrangement and concise guitar style. 

In addition to the solo act, check out the GypZbilly duo,  trio or quartet!  "GypZbilly" music: A  variety of genres, from Gypsy to Jump Blues, to Rockabilly, with a dash of Cha-Cha, adapted to acoustic guitar, laying down an infectious groove for tapping toes.

More information, and  some samples below:

Coming Soon:

Easter Brunch at Race Brook Lodge from 12 - 3 PM with the GypZbilly Trio

Available for:

  • Parties
  • Events
  • Club Dates
  • Collaboration



What is GypZbilly:

Darned if we know ... except that we are laying down a lively Americana mix of Blues, Gypsy, Jump and Rockabilly tunes to listen or move to.  


Louis Jordan, Ry Cooder, Django, The Wyos, Hot Club of Cowtown, Eddie Cochran

Ready for your Event or Venue

Whether it is a background soundtrack, or a get-down hoedown, we deliver appropriately, not overpowering the conversation, and laying down the groove for happy feet. In addition to the core trio, add Sax, trombone, accordian. GypZbilly is acoustically based, so no ear plugs necessary

The Stringsmith


Always appropriate

Whatever your desire, I will make the scene and provide the entertainment you want.  I am engaging, welcoming and personable.


Ry Cooder Tommy Emmanuel and David Bromberg come to mind as guitar influences. Oddly, my early learning was from a Cannonball Adderly record. John Hyatt is a favorite songwriter of mine, and inspired my hair line. 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

StringSmith Instruments

55 Green Ave, Castleton, NY 12033, us

(518) 732-7210


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