On Friday, July 22, Rock City Café, 316 Main St., will present Alex Smith from 7 to 9 p.m.

Smith grew up in Long Lake, in the heart of New York's rural Adirondack Park, and he builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with grace while paying homage to the masters who came before him. When not on the road, Smith lives just south of the Canadian border. His first studio album, “Hamilton County,” was released in 2014 and joins “Live with Dylan Rice” and “Sawdust” in his rapidly growing discography. “Close To Home,” Smith’s latest project, is slated for release this year.

Food is available until closing. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.