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:

Previous events

Date Event Location
Gillian Smith: Elaine's (Acoustic) Elaine's Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204 Elaine's Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204
Gillian Smith: Taco Caballito Tequileria (Acoustic) Taco Caballito Tequileria, Cape May, NJ 08204 Taco Caballito Tequileria, Cape May, NJ 08204
Gillian Smith: Harpoon Hanna's (Acoustic) Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Gillian Smith: Brew River (Acoustic) Brew River, Salisbury, MD 21801 Brew River, Salisbury, MD 21801
Gillian Smith: Harpoon Hanna's (Acoustic) Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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: Sign of the Horse Brewery (Acoustic) Sign of the Horse Brewery, Hanover, PA 17331 Sign of the Horse Brewery, Hanover, PA 17331
Gillian Smith: The DogHouse (Acoustic) The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112 The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112
Gillian Smith: Warwick Farm Brewing (Acoustic) Warwick Farm Brewing, Jamison, PA 18929 Warwick Farm Brewing, Jamison, PA 18929
Gillian Smith: Stone Grille & Taphouse (Acoustic) Stone Grille & Taphouse, York, PA 17402 Stone Grille & Taphouse, York, PA 17402
Gillian Smith: Hops and Barleys (Acoustic) Hops and Barleys , Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Hops and Barleys , Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Gillian Smith: Private Party (Acoustic) Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg, PA
Gillian Smith: Copper Pub and Grille (Acoustic) Copper Pub and Grille, Harrisburg, PA 17112 Copper Pub and Grille, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Easter @ CEFC Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, Carlisle, PA 17013 Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, Carlisle, PA 17013
Gillian Smith opening for Sam Grow: Rams Head Onstage (Acoustic) Ram's Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD 21401 Ram's Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD 21401
Gillian Smith: Warwick Farm Brewing (Acoustic) Warwick Farm Brewing, Jamison, PA 18929 Warwick Farm Brewing, Jamison, PA 18929
Gillian Smith: Big Bottom Brewery (Acoustic) Big Bottom Brewery, Dillsburg, PA 17019 Big Bottom Brewery, Dillsburg, PA 17019
Gillian Smith: Sign of the Horse Brewery (Acoustic) Sign of the Horse Restaurant and Brewery, Red Lion, PA 17356 Sign of the Horse Restaurant and Brewery, Red Lion, PA 17356
Gillian Smith (full band): Creekside Grille Creekside Grille, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Creekside Grille, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Gillian Smith: The DogHouse (Acoustic) The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112 The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112

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