Derek Smith
Scenic Route

Scenic Route: Derek Smith returns to North Shore home

Derek Smith is a musician who grew up in Grand Portage and now resides in Queenstown, New Zealand on the country’s southern island. During one of his few trips back to Cook County since moving eight years ago, he sits down with Will Moore to talk about getting his musical start in this community, beginning on guitar and drums, and how it lead to his career as a musician on the other side of the world. He also talks about the New Zealand music scene and recommends some of his favorite Kiwi artists.