This Raleigh duo has worked together in the popular local band the Draw and in a variety of other settings, performing music that includes original pop/folk songs, bluegrass, blues, rhythm and blues, rock & roll and jazz. A father-and-son team, they enjoy musical interplay and improvisation built on long-time collaboration and family bonds. They look forward to their acoustic performances at the creative nexus that is Raleigh Review.
Triangle native Tommy Goldsmith, the dad, has been a singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer in North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas since the 1970s. Among the artists he's worked with: the Contenders, Marcia Ball, Riders in the Sky, David Olney, Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens, Tom House, Elise Witt and the Reckon Crew. He has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, the Armadillo World Headquarters, the Bluebird Cafe, the Exit/In and, in earlier years, nearly every college/showcase bar between Martha's Vineyard and Corpus Christi. His songs have been recorded by the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Riders in the Sky, Olney, Witt, and Gerrard.
Nate Goldsmith studies acoustic bass and composition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he is a student of North Carolina Symphony bassist Craig Brown. He has been performing shows with Tommy Goldsmith since age 13. As a classical musician he has appeared with the UNC-G Symphony Orchestra, at the Hot Springs Music Festival, at the Brevard Music School Institute, the North Carolina Eastern Regional Orchestra, the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and in chamber settings. Nate is also a vocalist and composes both classical and pop music. He leads the indie rock band Fantastic Vision, based in Greensboro, and performs with the old-time band Yer Crooked Cousins and the garage-pop band Drag Ur World.