Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Joy Pianist

Hello All,
Kate here. I just finished up a short documentary about a fascinating artist, Charles Joseph Smith- The Joy Pianist. Many of you reading this blog have probably run into Charles at local shows throughout Champaign-Urbana. His spirit and ongoing support for local music has inspired me to capture his uniqueness in video form. I hope you enjoy!

You can also download a high-res version of the video HERE.
OR you can watch the video in high definition on youtube HERE.


  1. Kate, this is outstanding journalism. I have met and spoken to Charles before about his music. Champaign-Urbana is teeming with unique, interesting, beautiful people and I am happy that you noticed one of them. I think a good writer could make a career out of attempting to understand and describe the people in Champaign-Urbana's who burn with spark. I hope you don't mind, but I have put this video up on my own blog: