Based in NY’s Hudson Valley, singer-songwriter C.B. SMITH performs solo as well with THE LUCKY DEVILS, his acoustic quartet. He has released two albums of original songs, 2011's FLESH & BONE and the just-released BLUEBIRD.
"Awesome work! C.B.'s songs ring true. There's no higher compliment as far as I am concerned." - singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier
"Bluebird is essentially a live-in-the-studio record from a lithe, lyrical and capable bunch of string players." - John Burdick, Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly
"Flesh & Bone is authentic, alright, so much so that you can hear the picks and fingertips on the metal of guitar strings...it's like you're right there in the room, feeling the electricity flash...Something ‘Bout a Train does in three minutes what most films can't accomplish in two hours in evoking the romance of rail travel." - Roll Magazine, February 2011
"A gem...from the introspective title track...to the dark and delicious North Country Blues, Smith hits home and hits hard." - David Malachowski, Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY
"A world of talent!" - Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step
"C.B. Smith has the magical ability to turn universal truths into music that touches your heart." - Marshall Karp, New York Times bestselling author
C.B. SMITH & THE LUCKY DEVILS perform at arts centers, music clubs, libraries and events in the Hudson Valley, NYC and Boston. The band features fiddle phenom MEGAN GUGLIOTTA, Berklee-trained bassist BILL STROHM and mandolinist BRENDAN DONOVAN. Their repertoire includes a unique mix of originals, bluegrass classics (like the Bill Monroe Centennial set that was the centerpiece of their 2011 season), "grassed up" versions of American Songbook standards, and surprises like the occasional Tom Petty, Stephen Foster, Richard Thompson, Neil Young or Rolling Stones song.
MEGAN holds Masters Degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance from the University of South Carolina. She performs with the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles, and is the founding director of the school orchestra program at Middletown High School in Middletown, NY. BILL studied trumpet at the Berklee College of Music before switching to bass. He also performs with orchestras, rock and jazz groups and big bands. Mandolinist BRENDAN completes the lineup with a level of musicianship that belles his youthful demeanor.
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Check out our BLUEBIRD album launch video at http://youtu.be/AK0SixD-DAM
Saturday 12/5/15 8:00-10:00 Caffé Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518.583.0022 www.caffelena.org $16 / $14 members America's oldest continuously operating folk coffeehouse
Sunday 4/12/15 (tentative date) 1:00-4:00 Borderline Folk Music Club, Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church St., Nanuet, NY
Saturday 4/11/15 5:00-7:00 Beattie-Powers Place, 10 Powers Place, Catskill, NY 12414 $15 Our second consecutive Spring concert at this gorgeous historic house - if it's nice weather we'll play outside!
Saturday 3/14 9:00-11:00 China Rose, 100 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY 12574 845.876.7442
Sunday 2/1/15 2:00-3:30 John C. Hart Memorial Library, Sunday Concert Series, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak, NY 10588 914.245.5262 free!
Saturday 1/24/15 8:00 Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498 $15 / $10 students & seniors (65+) Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1112881 or at the door
Saturday 11/15/14 7:30 Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge St., Catskill, NY 12414 518.943.3818 $15 / $10 students & seniors
Saturday 10/18/14 6:00 Kiersted House Museum, 119 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477 fundraiser costume party for Saugerties Historical Society in their newly-reconstructed barn! $20
Friday 9/5/14 8:00 Steamer #10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave. Albany, NY 12203 518.438.5503 $13
PAST VENUES & FESTIVALS
Banjo Jim’s, NYC | Club Helsinki, Hudson | Cantab Lounge, Cambridge, MA | Caffé Lena | Hudson Music Festival | Liberty Public House, Rhinebeck | Rhythm on the Ridge Festival | Rosendale Café | The Falcon, Marlboro | Valentine’s, Albany