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The Smith Sessions with Danielle Ponder

Friday, August 14 at 3pm

Our final video with Danielle Ponder will debut on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 3pm EST on Facebook

Please note: The Smith Sessions is an online series. Public performances will NOT be held for these events.

Danielle Ponder

Danielle Ponder’s pipes soar with soul, affection, and conviction. It’s both gut-wrenching and exhilarating. Named Top Ten Bands to watch by CityPaper, and winner of the 2015 and 2016 Roc Awards, “Best Band”, Danielle Ponder  transcends musical genres with a blast of deep, powerful soul.
This Rochester, NY Native has spent the past years rendering goose bumps by perfecting her style and charismatic performance. She sings, you listen, you melt. The result of her focus and dedication is a tone that is both enchanting and seductive along with a riveting, honest stage presence. It is this voice that has helped her secure gigs opening up for George Clinton, Ledisi and The Roots.  Danielle consistently sells out her shows in her hometown and she has completed three European tours.
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The Smith Sessions, is a digital series featuring performances of regional musical artists recorded from their living rooms as well as on The Smith Opera House stage!

These videos give viewers the chance to contribute to the artists via their personal Venmo or similar payment account. Stay connected to the arts and support a community hit hard by the pandemic.

Follow along on our social media. Videos will be premiering on our Facebook page on Fridays. Make sure to give us a ‘like’ while you’re there!

Past Sessions

The Djangoners

Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots

Hanna PK


Fletcher’s Pool

Matt Venuti

London McDaniel

Jeremy Martin


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