Smooth Hound Smith

Smooth Hound Smith

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Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “one-man-band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion).  Established in 2012, and based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.

The duo has traveled over 150,000 road miles, playing over 800 shows across America, Europe, and Canada, all in the last five years.  In addition to their own headlining shows, they have toured as support for bands such as the Dixie Chicks (25 dates in the US and Canada in 2016/2017), The Record Company, and Jamestown Revival.

Their eponymous debut album garnered attention from media outlets such as Nashville’s independent radio, WRLT Lightning 100, as well as publications like American Songwriter and RELIX Magazine. They were also selected over thousands of other bands to perform at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, headlined by Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and more. In addition, the music of Smooth Hound Smith has been featured on CMT’s Nashville, MTV’s The Real World and the Esquire Network.

Smooth Hound Smith’s second full-length album, Sweet Tennessee Honey, was released in 2016, and features appearances by Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks), Sarah Jarosz, and Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers).  They continue to tour heavily while working on new material for a third full-length album, expected to be released in 2018.

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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Jun 22 Johnson City, TN The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room
Jun 23 Nellysford, VA Bold Rock Cidery
Jul 19 Hamilton, OH RiversEdge Amphitheater
Jul 20 Lexington, KY The Burl
Jul 29 Reno, NV Artown Festival
Aug 01 Evanston, IL SPACE
Aug 03 - Aug 05 Appleton, WI Mile Of Music
Aug 08 Spring Green, WI The Shitty Barn Sessions
Aug 09 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Aug 10 Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern
Aug 12 Columbus, IN CeraFest
Oct 26 Newport, KY The Southgate House Revival

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