Guitarman is Joe Smart's first solo album. After taking a hiatus from the music scene, Joe Smart has come back strong and with renewed energy. Mostly known for his fiddle playing in previous years, Joe began to pursue his first love and first instrument, the guitar. Influenced by all styles throughout the years, he has channeled those influences into his acoustic bluegrass, folk, and jazz styles. Since winning the National Flatpick Guitar Championship in Winfield, Kansas in 2005, he has taken on the music scene with vigor working with such artists as Tim May, Brad Davis, Mark O'Connor, Frank Vignola, and lately with fiddler and singer, Barbara Lamb. The album is a collection of thoughts and ideas from over the past few years. Joe plays multiple instruments throughout the album and shows his ability to play each one well. It is a mixture of bluegrass, jazz, folk and country styles taking the listener on a musical journey one can only enjoy!