With inspiration and influences from early classic country, blues and pop, and from his beginnings in Huntington West Virginia, Jeff Smith is a folk artist with blues, rock and country rhythms. Jeff counts JJ Cale, Randy Newman, Raymond Carver, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker and many other blues folks, poets and local artists as spiritual mentors. Jeff’s bluesy drawl slips 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”.
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