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 just-released BLUEBIRD.

 

"C.B. Smith has the magical ability to turn universal truths into music that touches your heart." - Marshall Karp, New York Times bestselling author

 

"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 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 

 

"A world of talent!" - Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step 

 

 C.B. SMITH & THE LUCKY DEVILS perform at arts centers, music clubs, 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, 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 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 and jazz groups and big bands. Mandolinist BRENDAN DONOVAN completes the lineup with a level of musicianship that belles his youthful demeanor.

 

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RECENT & UPCOMING SHOWS

Friday 9/5/14  8:00  Steamer #10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave. Albany, NY 12203  518.438.5503  with The Wild Ponies (www.wildponies.net)  $13 

Saturday 10/18/14  6:00  Kiersted House Museum, 119 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477  fundraiser costume party for Saugerties Historical Society in their newly-reconstructed barn!  $20

Saturday 11/15/14  7:30  Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge St., Catskill, NY 12414  518.943.3818   $15 / $10 students & seniors

Sunday 1/4/15  8:00-11:00  Harmony Music, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498  $5  845.679.7760 **

Saturday 1/24/15  8:00  Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498  845.679.2079  $15 / $10 students & seniors

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! ** 

Sunday 4/1/15  8:00-11:00  Harmony Music, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498  $5  845.679.7760 **

** C.B. Smith solo 

 

VIDEO

You'll find a live performance of the title track our new album BLUEBIRD at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZzLnk2Ye3Q 

 

PAST VENUES & FESTIVALS

Banjo Jim’s, NYC  |  Club Helsinki, Hudson   |  Cantab Lounge, Cambridge, MA  |  Caffé Lena  |  Hudson Music Festival  |  Liberty Public House, Rhinebeck  |  Gomen Kudasai, New Paltz  |   Rhythm on the Ridge Festival  |  Rosendale Café  |  Rosendale Street Festival  |  The Falcon, Marlboro  |  Valentine’s, Albany