Next gig: Mr. Henry’s Covid Concert on July 2

16221_10152648196746700_4802426864498580546_nOnce again, I’ll be performing in a Mr. Henry’s COVID Concert on Thursday, July 2, 6 to 7 p.m. (Eastern U.S. time) via the restaurant’s Facebook Live feed. Click here to view it live or at any other time, as it will be recorded and archived on the Mr. Henry’s Facebook page.

And help out Mr. Henry’s, which has been hit hard by the shutdown, as most restaurants have. If you live near their Capitol Hill location, they’re open for takeout and delivery Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8pm. Go to or call 202-546-8412.

I’ll be sharing a range of musical styles, from jazz to blues to folk. It will also be an opportunity for those of you outside the D.C. area to check out my act.

I hope you can watch.

Next Gig: Epicure Cafe, August 4

Copy of Copy of Copy of astrid smith (2)Up next: I’ll be singing at Epicure Cafe, 11104 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Va., on Sunday, August 4, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Note: this is updated from the originally advertised time.) Right beside me will be two of the best players around: Donato Soviero on guitar, and Scott Giambusso on bass.

It’s my first time performing at Epicure Cafe, which is, according to its own description, “a family-owned and collectively-led arts space, restaurant and lounge” that offers with a great menu of “Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist, as well as gourmet pizza offerings – with many options for our vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friends.” (I stopped by recently and had “Steak Kabob with Falafel-Hearted Artichokes. Really good!) It’s a comfortable place to sit back and listen to music.

And we’ll be there to do our part. Cover charge will be a mere $15 per person.

Hope to see you there.



Fusion Again, on Sunday, January 27

Another show at Fusion Restaurant on Sunday, January 27,  from 7 to 9:30. Don’t worry: there’s no football game that night: I checked. So you should be free, right?

Featuring jazz standards and a few surprises, I’ll be on vocals, once again, with George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds), Scott Giambusso (bass) and Nick Lipkowski (guitar).

Cost: $10 suggested at the door.

Click here to RSVP that you’re coming, or just show up. This won’t guarantee you a table. But you can make a reservation directly with the restaurant at 202- 726-2210.

Fusion, with its innovative and acclaimed Indian cuisine, is at 4815 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

See you on January 27.