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
Gomen Kudasai, New Paltz | 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
SA 12/14/13 6:00-8:00 Catskill Saturday Strolls, free hometown concert, 404-406 Main St., Catskill, NY 12414 full band + special guests
SA 1/11/14 7:30 John Street Jam, 16 John St., Saugerties, NY 12477 C.B. solo $5
FR 1/17/14 8:00 ASK for Music Series, Art Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 full band $6
SU 3/9/14 5:00 Country Inn of Krumville 1380 County Road Krumville, NY 12461 celebrate the return of daylight savings time!
We won't be playing many live shows this winter as we put the finishing touches on our forthcoming album Bluebird. We hope to have it out by early 2014, so look for some record release shows!