About Jo Ann
Jo Ann Smith is a three-time Autoharp Champion, having won the International Autoharp Championship in 1999 and again in 2013, as well as the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Championship in 2003.
Jo Ann is well-known for her expertise with the diatonic autoharp. Her unique, melodic and expressive playing style has won her legions of followers on YouTube with over a million views to date. She performs regularly, both as a solo instrumentalist and as a lead member of local acoustic bands. Jo Ann is a passionate promoter of the autoharp, and uses her skills not only to enlighten but also to teach others about the untapped potential of this unique instrument.