(((folkYEAH!))) is thrilled to present an acoustic evening with Patti Smith at the Golden State Theatre. Patti Smith first rose to fame in the 1970's with the release of her debut album, <i>Horses</i>, in 1975, which was a major influence on the New York City punk rock movement. Because of this, she has been hailed as the "Godmother of Punk". However, she is also a poet and visual artist, and is a recipient of the National Book Award for her memoir <i>Just Kids</i>, as well as a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize. This special acoustic show will feature a birthday tribute to John Lennon.