Jeff Smith


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    Steerin' Wheel
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    Hideaway Rockin'
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    The Human Wilderness
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    How Can This Be
"I lean toward the blues but I have been dented by folk, rock , country, jazz and pop."
Taking an early inspiration of classic country that looks up to Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Jeff Smith's grit of dirt road Americana captured the feel of small town innocents. With the support of individuals from Mary Chapin Carpenter's backing band, Acetate Records debuted Smith's first album in 1996. Entitled The Human Wilderness, the eventual comparisons of Wilco, Tom Petty and Steve Earle critically resulted as Smith followed with a small U.S. tour that same year.
- Mike DaRonco All Music Guide
Jeff’s Appalachian drawl slides in and around his guitar playing that is a combination of fingerpicking flat pick strumming and banjo frailing. He tells elongated and elliptical stories about the songs, their characters, his family and his life and how they are all connected. Smith says “on a good night the stories and songs ride on top of a funky kind of country blues pop stomp”.  
 Jeff was honored to have his composition “I Never Wanted You to Go” alongside Roy Orbison, Ellis Paul, and The Bacon Brothers on the Trinity Rose Foundation release “Vision, Hope, Love”.
Jeff performs solo and with his band The Human Wilderness String Band, and in Jr BugWater and the Duke, in nightclubs, house concerts and festivals across the Mid-Atlantic region. He also does a fb live broadcast on Wednesday's call 'Tunes@Noon'.


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