Based in NY’s Hudson Valley, singer-songwriter C.B. SMITH performs solo as well with THE LUCKY DEVILS, his bluegrass trio. BLUEBIRD, a new album of original material, is due out in early summer, 2014. C.B.'s 2011 release FLESH & BONE received glowing accolades such as:
"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
"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
"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
C.B. SMITH & THE LUCKY DEVILS perform at venues, libraries and events in the Hudson Valley, NYC and Boston. Their performances are sometimes augmented with instrumental and songwriting workshops. The band features fiddle phenom MEGAN GUGLIOTTA and Berklee-trained bassist BILL STROHM. 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 GUGLIOTTA 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 STROHM studied trumpet at the Berklee College of Music before switching to bass. He also performs with orchestras, rock bands, jazz groups and big bands.
C.B. SMITH & THE LUCKY DEVILS are available for private parties and events. Their mission statement calls for them to remain true to the high & lonesome sound that makes bluegrass distinctive while pushing the envelope in new directions.
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PAST VENUES & FESTIVALS
Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY | Cantab Lounge, Cambridge, MA | Caffé Lena | Hudson Music Festival | Liberty Public House, Rhinebeck, NY | Gomen Kudasai, New Paltz | Banjo Jim’s, NYC | Rhythm on the Ridge Festival | Rosendale Café | Rosendale Street Festival | The Falcon, Marlboro | Valentine’s, Albany
RECENT & UPCOMING SHOWS
SA 1/11/14 7:30 JOHN STREET JAM 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW 16 John St. Saugerties, NY 12477
FR 1/17/14 8:00 A.S.K. FOR MUSIC SERIES Art Society of Kingston 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
SU 3/9/14 5:00 COUNTRY INN OF KRUMVILLE 1380 County Road Krumville, NY 12461
SU 3/23/14 11:00-2:00 CAFE MEZZALUNA BISTRO LATINO Bluegrass Brunch 626 Rt. 212 Saugerties, NY 12477 845.246.5306
TH 4/17/14 7:00 HIGH FALLS CAFE Acoustic Thursdays 12 Stone Dock Rd. High Falls, NY 12440 845.68. 2699 C.B. solo, half hour set
SA 4/26/14 5:00-7:00 "BLUEBIRD" CONCERT Beattie-Powers Place 10 Powers Place at Bridge St. Catskill, NY 12414 $10 cover we'll be celebrating Spring by playing our new album "Bluebird", along with other material, at this beautifully restored historic mansion on the bluffs above the mighty Hudson