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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Check out our BLUEBIRD album launch video at http://youtu.be/AK0SixD-DAM
Saturday 4/23/16 Beattie Powers Place, 10 Powers Place, Catskill, NY 12414 Our third annual Spring concert at this gorgeous historic house, perched on a bluff, high above the mighty Hudson, opposite Olana; come early and stroll the grounds
Saturday 12/5/15 8:00 Caffé Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518.583.0022 www.caffelena.org $16 / $14 members America's oldest continuously operating coffeehouse
Friday 11/27/15 7:30 Artichoke Music, 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 503.232.8845 $5 C.B. Smith solo
Saturday 11/14/15 4:00 Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge St., Catskill, NY 12414 518.943.3818 $15 / $10 students & seniors Our second consecutive Fall concert at this fab venue, preceded by a songwriting workshop led by C.B. Smith from 12:00-1:30. Participation will be limited to six students. To preregister please call 518.943.3818.
Saturday 10/24/15 9:00 Catskill Mountain Pizza Company / Woodstock Invitational Luthier's Festival 51 Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY 12498
Saturday 10/10/15 9:00 China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY 12574 845.876.7442 A convivial atmosphere and the best Chinese food in the Hudson Valley (Zagat's)
Friday 10/2/15 7:00 Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604 585.473.6140 $5 C.B. Smith solo, along with Memphis-based country blues revivalist Andy Cohen (andycohenmusic.net) at NY's best vintage instrument store, adjacent to the Eastman School of Music
Saturday 8/8/15 9:00 Catskill Mountain Pizza Company 51 Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY 12498
Saturday 7/25/15 9:00 China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY 12574 845.876.7442
Thursday 6/11/15 8:00 Lekker 209, 3928 Main St., Stone Ridge, NY 12482 845.687.9794
Saturday 5/9/15 9:00 China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY 12574 845.876.7442
Saturday 4/11/15 5:00 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 China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY 12574 845.876.7442
Sunday 2/1/15 2:00 John C. Hart Memorial Library, Sunday Concert Series, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak, NY 10588 914.245.5262
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