Based in NY’s Hudson Valley, singer-songwriter C.B. SMITH performs solo as well with his bluegrass ensemble, THE LUCKY DEVILS. His 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 have been tearing up venues around the Northeast, performing at Hudson Valley haunts and dives, with forays to clubs like The Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, the late great Banjo Jim’s in NYC and Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs.
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 shows) and surprises like the occasional Tom Petty, Stephen Foster, Richard Thompson or Rolling Stones song.
The LUCKY DEVILS 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
Banjo Jim’s, NYC | Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY | Cantab Lounge, Cambridge, MA | Caffé Lena | Hudson Music Festival | Liberty Public House, Rhinebeck, NY | Rhythm on the Ridge Festival | Rosendale Café | Rosendale Street Festival | The Falcon, Marlboro | Valentine’s, Albany
POSTPONED - new date soon Club Helsinki 405 Columbia St., Hudson NY 12534 518.828.4800 no cover, great food
SA 3/16 8:00-10:00 Two Boots Bard 4606 Rt. 9G Red Hook Opposite the entrance to Bard College
SA 4/6 7:00-9:30 More Bread & Jam Café 130 Remsen St. Cohoes, NY 12047 518 874 4272 C.B. solo, swappin' songs with the wonderful Kim Kilby (Tern Rounders)
SA 4/20 7:00-9:00 Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop 232 Main St., New Paltz, NY 12561 Our first time playing at this esteemed restaurant/listening space
SA 5/11 8:00-10:00 Two Boots Bard 4606 Rt. 9G Red Hook Opposite the entrance to Bard College
TH 5/30 6:00-9:00 High Falls Café 12 Stone Dock Rd., High Falls C.B. solo - half hour set as part of Kurt Henry’s Acoustic Thursdays series
SA 7/13 8:00-10:00 Two Boots Bard 4606 Rt. 9G Red Hook Opposite the entrance to Bard College
SA 7/20 time TBD Rosendale Street Festival, Rosendale, NY
SA 8/3 7:00-9:00 Inquiring Mind Bookstore & Café 65 Partition St., Saugerties We love playing bookstores and libraries…people listen!
SA 8/10 time TBD Hudson Music Fest, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
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