Gints Smukais is a self-taught guitarist from Latvia who has been composing music and perfecting his percussive fingerstyle skills since 2011. He’s been playing solo shows and collaborating with various well-known local musicians, pop-artists, choirs and performing on different Latvian national media platforms since 2013. Smukais has plenty of experience abroad - his solo performances have taken him all over Europe, as well as Russia and the US. Smukais has even featured the NAMM show in California in 2018. He loves to partake in music contests and has high place to show for it: 2nd place at Canadian Guitar Festival in 2017 and 3rd place at the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in 2019. His debut album Flourish (2018) was nominated for the Debut Album of the Year at Latvian Annual Music Awards.