George Edward Smith is an American guitarist. He was the lead guitarist for the duo Hall & Oates during the band's heyday from 1979 to 1985. He then served as the musical director of the sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1995, where he was the leader of the Saturday Night Live Band. His own albums include In The World, Get A Little and Incense, Herbs and Oils. Smith was the lead guitarist for the band Moonalice from 2007 to 2009. Smith has performed and recorded with many artists, including Hall & Oates, Tina Turner, and David Bowie. He played guitar in Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour, and was lead guitarist in Bob Dylan's touring band 1988 to 1990. Smith also served as musical director of Dylan's The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration at Madison Square Garden on October 16, 1992. His band provided entertainment at the 2012 and 2016 Republican National Convention.
|Birth name:||George Edward Haddad|
|Born:||January 27, 1952|
|Origin:||Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Genres:||Rock, pop rock, soul|
|Instruments:||Guitar, lap steel guitar, bass|
|Associated acts:||David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Hall & Oates, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Tracy Chapman, Dan Hartman, Hot Tuna, Moonalice|
|Website:||G. E. Smith's Official site|
|IMDb:||G. E. Smith's IMDb|
About GE Smith
Former leader of the Saturday Night Live Band as well as the lead guitarist for Hall & Oates.
His first band was the Scratch Band, which was based in Connecticut.
He is of Lebanese descent.
His mother bought him his first guitar when he was eleven.
He was the music director for a tribute concert for Bob Dylan in 1992.
Information related to G. E. Smith
- https://www.myspace.com/gesmithmusic Official site
- http://www.gesmithmusic.com G.E. Smith Official Website