Smooth Hound Smith

Smooth Hound Smith


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 currently 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 80,000 road miles, playing over 500 shows in over 30 states in the last two-and-a-half years.  They’ve shared the stage with artists such as Justin Townes Earle, Robert Earl Keen, Nikki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The David Mayfield Parade, Matthew Perryman Jones, Charlie Parr, Possessed By Paul James, Shawn Mullins, and more.  Their self-titled debut album received “top adds” on Americana Radio in early 2014, as well as garnered attention from media outlets such as Nashville’s independent radio, WRLT Lightning 100, and publications like American Songwriter and RELIX Magazine.  In addition, the music of Smooth Hound Smith has been featured on
MTV’s The Real World as well as the Esquire Network. 

Most recently they were named as a finalist in the 2015 Durango Boots Sole Performer Contest.  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.



Date City Venue
Apr 29 Waco, TX Balcones Distillery
May 08 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
May 09 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
May 10 New York, NY Irving Plaza
May 11 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
May 12 Greenville, SC Artisphere Festival
May 15 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 16 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
May 18 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
May 19 So. Burlington, VT Higher Ground – Showroom
May 20 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater
May 21 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
May 23 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
May 24 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
May 25 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
Sep 09 Hamilton, OH RiversEdge Amphitheater

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