Smooth Hound Smith House Concert

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting and opening for Smooth Hound Smith.  Smooth Hound Smith is a Nashville blues duo, by way of California, made of Zack and Caitlin.  Before either of us played, I had a good deal of time to chat and hang with them.  They  are two genuinely nice artists.  Click play on their official video for “Stopgap Woman Blues” and continue reading about the duo.

About Smooth Hound Smith

Zack plays guitar with his hands, drums with his feet, and harp and mic with his mouth.  Caitlin backs him up with vocals and some percussion unless she’s taking the lead vocal spot.  Their power duo blues has a cool, folky stomp and a groove that gets you moving.  If you catch them live, maybe you’ll have get the dance competition.

Meeting Smooth Hound Smith

Meeting Smooth Hound Smith

The interplay between both musicians makes their show fun to watch and hear.  Zack switched between two different guitars and an electric banjo.  On top of the instrumentation, their voices were amazing.  From singing the lead to harmonizing, they offer a great deal of musical variety with just two musicians.

Smooth Hound Smith Live

Smooth Hound Smith Live

I was so into their sound that I took several video clips of them playing but no still pictures.  SnapChat is addictive for little snips.  The above is a zoomed in screen from a video clip.

Check out Smooth Hound Smith.  They have and awesome live sound.  Encourage them to tell stories behind their songs.  House concerts are great venues where you can relax and mingle, and artists have a chance to tell you the how and why of what they do.

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