BRIAN SMITH (Guitar) is a guitarist and teacher in the Athens, GA area. Originally from Augusta, GA, he moved to Athens in 1995 to study guitar at the University of Georgia under the tutelage of John Sutherland. While there, Brian met the members of the Georgia Guitar Quartet and began a more than twenty year career with the ensemble, taking the group to various performance halls across the country and recording five albums together. Brian is also a founding member of the ensemble, Revien. The group, which features cello and two classical guitars and electronics, has recorded two albums together and has toured around the Southeast. Brian has been performing as a solo artist for the past two years, developing his style and technique to showcase original pieces and newly commissioned works as well as more traditional classical guitar pieces. In addition to performing and recording, Brian plays guitar for several musical theater companies including Aurora Theatre, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, and Oconee Youth Playhouse.