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Sam Smith shows effortless talent, tasteful restraint at Merriweather show

Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 27 July 2015

WHEN YOU HAVE a voice as spectacular as Sam Smith's—an instrument that can glide across multiple octaves without a break or apparent effort—the temptation to show off must be tremendous. The most impressive aspect of Smith's terrific show at the Merriweather Post Pavilion Friday night was how he resisted that impulse at nearly every turn.

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