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.