About

They call me "The Sheriff."

Greetings, I'm Sarah. I'm a central PA based guitarist, marketing professional, fitness junkie, and dog mom. 

Guitarist

I've been playing close to 30 years and am completely obsessed with all things guitar; playing, buying, selling, trading, and most importantly LEARNING.

I am a student of the Marty Stuart way of living. Throughout the week, you can find me launching off of a drum riser and playing at volumes your iPhone will warn you against. On Sunday mornings, I humble myself at church with massive reverb trails and a grateful heart.

I am so honored to be endorsed by PRSBreedlove Guitars, DR Strings, and Carondelet Pickups. I am also partnered with several other amazing brands as I chase tone and refine my sound.

Marketing professional

By day, I'm the director of online marketing at a private liberal arts institution. A blend of left and right brain, I can create a clean, well balanced designs as well as the analytics reports to prove tangible ROI.

I'm endlessly curious and I'm rarely still. 

Shows

Here are a few of the places you can find me:

Date Event Location
Gillian Smith: Barefoot Country Music Festival (Full Band) Wildwood Beach, Wildwood, NJ Wildwood Beach, Wildwood, NJ
Gillian Smith: Barefoot Country Music Festival (Full Band) Wildwood Beach, Wildwood, NJ Wildwood Beach, Wildwood, NJ
Gillian Smith: Barefoot Country Music Festival (Full Band) Wildwood Beach, Wildwood, NJ Wildwood Beach, Wildwood, NJ
Gillian Smith: Wildwood's HonkyTonk (acoustic) Wildwood, Wildwood, NJ 08260 Wildwood, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Gillian Smith: Harpoon Hanna's (Acoustic) Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Gillian Smith: Freedom Fest (full band) Buck Motor Sports & Entertainment Complex, Quarryville, PA 17566 Buck Motor Sports & Entertainment Complex, Quarryville, PA 17566
Gillian Smith: The DogHouse (Acoustic) The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112 The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112
Gillian Smith: Private Party (Acoustic)  
Gillian Smith: Brookmere Winery (acoustic) Brookmere Winery, New Oxford, PA 17350 Brookmere Winery, New Oxford, PA 17350
Gillian Smith: The Barn at Creek’s Bend (FULL BAND) The Barn at Creek’s Bend (Carlisle Sports Emporium), Carlisle, PA 17015 The Barn at Creek’s Bend (Carlisle Sports Emporium), Carlisle, PA 17015
Gillian Smith: B2 Bistro and Bar (FULL BAND) B2 Bistro and Bar, Bayville, NJ B2 Bistro and Bar, Bayville, NJ
Gillian Smith: The York Fair (Acoustic) with Dalton Dover York Fair Grounds, York, PA 17404 York Fair Grounds, York, PA 17404
Gillian Smith: Harpoon Hanna's (Acoustic) Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Gillian Smith: Blue Sky Tavern (Acoustic) The Blue Sky Tavern, Goldsboro, PA 17319 The Blue Sky Tavern, Goldsboro, PA 17319
Gillian Smith: Private Party (Acoustic)  
Gillian Smith: Harpoon Hanna's (Acoustic) Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Gillian Smith: Dogfish Head Brewery (Acoustic Trio) Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Gillian Smith: Ocean Pines Yacht Club (Acoustic) Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Ocean Pines, MD 21811 Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Ocean Pines, MD 21811
Gillian Smith: Schuylkill County Fairgrounds (Acoustic) Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Grant Bryan Band at the Elizabethtown Fair Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Gear

Electric Rig


A few of my "go to" guitars:

  • Mario Martin T-Style, T-Lux, Honcho
  • PRS 594 (and 594 semi-hollow)
  • PRS DGT
  • PRS Paul's Guitar
  • PRS Core Starla
  • PRS Silver Sky
  • PRS Hollowbody II w/ piezo
  • PRS Cu22 (and Semi-Hollow)
  • PRS Special 22 Lt Ed.
  • PRS Mira
  • PRS Custom 22 Triple Soapbar
  • Knaggs Kenai
  • Whitfill T-Style
  • Fender Custom Shop Tele
  • Fender Custom Shop '56 RI Strat
  • Gibson Standard and R8 LP
  • Gibson 335
  • Gretsch White Panther
  • 1957 Gibson LP Junior

 Pedalboards 

  • West Coast Pedalboards
  • 3 Monkeys cables

Acoustic Rig 

Acoustic guitars:

  • Breedlove C25 Tone Test Acoustic 
  • Pro Series Limited Koa C25/KK 
  • Gibson J-165EC
  • Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton
  • PRS Angelus A10
  • PRS Hollowbody II w/ piezo

Acoustic Pedals

  • LR Baggs VoicePrint
  • LR Baggs Venue
  • TC Polytune
  •  Xotic
  • LR Baggs Align Reverb

Electric Gear

  • Kemper Powered Toaster
  • Kemper Stage
  • Lehle Volume
  • Mission Engineering Expression Pedal
  • Shure P3RA-G20
  • Shure P3T-G20
  • Shure SLXD14 

 

Amps   

  • Kemper    
  • Mojotone Cabs

Kemper Profiles

Accessories  

  • DR Strings   
  • Souldier Straps  
  • Ceci Ruiz Straps   
  • Lava Cables 
  • Ultimate Ears UE11 Pro IEMs 
  • STOMP Bluetooth page turner
  • Clayton Custom guitar picks
  • Carondelet Pickups
DR Strings

 

 

     

Photos

Press

News, Announcements & Features

It's always such an honor to be recognized for the blood sweat and tears we musicians pour into their craft. 

I've curated some of the announcements, news articles, interviews, and features in which I've had the privilege of being seen. 

If I'm honest, this flex is largely to show my parents the return on their investment into guitar lessons for their little girl. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

Contact