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 2015 release BLUEBIRD.

 

"The title track…makes great use of Smith’s reedy but authoritative voice, and the band’s harmonies too.  Throughout, Megan Gugliotta’s fiddle adds a throaty warmth to the proceedings, while Bill Strohm’s bass serves as anchor...solid songs and a smart band are neither new nor old.  They’re timeless."  Michael Eck, Chronogram, June 2015

 

"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, January 22, 2015

 

"Inimitable" - Woodstock Times, January 2015 

 

"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, March 2011

 

"Awesome work! C.B.'s songs ring true. There's no higher compliment as far as I am concerned."  Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier 

 

"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, who studied bass at the Berklee College of Music, 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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VIDEO  

Check out our BLUEBIRD album launch video at http://youtu.be/AK0SixD-DAM 

SCHEDULE

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 coffeehouse

Saturday 11/14/15  4:00-5:30  Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge St., Catskill, NY 12414  518.943.3818   $15 / $10 students & seniors   

Saturday 10/24/15  9:00-12:00  Catskill Mountain Pizza Company  51 Mill Hill Rd.  Woodstock, NY 12498   We'll tear the place up that night after the Woodstock Invitational Luthier's Festival 

Saturday 10/10/15  special event - stay tuned!

Friday 10/2/15  7:00-9:00  Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604  585.473.6140   C.B. Smith solo at Bernunzio, adjacent to the Eastman School of Music  

Saturday 8/8/15  9:00-12:00  Catskill Mountain Pizza Company  51 Mill Hill Rd.  Woodstock, NY 12498  A convivial scene...

Saturday  7/25/15  9:00-12:00  China Rose1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY 12574  845.876.7442    Summer patio show, the best Chinese food in the Hudson Valley (Zagat's) and no cover

Thursday  6/11/15  6:00-9:00  Lekker 209, 3928 Main St., Stone Ridge, NY  12482   845.687.9794   Lekker means delicious in Dutch, and yes, their food is; we'll try to make delicious music too

Saturday  5/9/15  9:00-12:00  China Rose1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY 12574  845.876.7442   A convivial atmosphere, the best Chinese food in the Hudson Valley (Zagat's) and no cover

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

Saturday 3/21/15  9:00-11:00  China Rose1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY 12574  845.876.7442    A convivial atmosphere, the best Chinese food in the Hudson Valley (Zagat's) and no cover

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 

 

 

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