With inspiration and
influences from early classic country, blues and
pop, and from his beginnings in Huntington West Virginia, Jeff Smith's
have strong lyrical content, and a poetic qualities that hang with you
long after hearing the songs. Jeff counts JJ Cale, Randy Newman, Ray
Davies, John Jackson and many other blues folks as spiritual mentors.
As a solo performer in the clubs, house concerts and festivals he has
opened for Loudon Wainwright, Roger McGuinn, Donovan, REO, and Styxx.
Most recently Jeff opened for Chris Smither at the Harvester
Center where, "polite clapping turned to real appreciation and
admiration. Smither opened by praising Jeff's music and the crowd
spontaneously erupted in a lengthy applause for Smith." Jeff was the
2012 Jiffy Lube Live Concert Season Opener for Jiffy Lube Live.
In 2001, Jeff Smith and His Band of Steves released A Little Romance, "a
rootsy bluesy kind of, folk/pop American guitar music depicting real
life situations in the 21st Century and before.
LA's Acetate Records released The Human Wilderness,
which featured Jeff's songs and production. Pit Stop Magazine said the
album featured "heartfelt songs about life in small town USA are true
masterpieces of Americana.”
Since 2010, Jeff has been working with music publishers, and getting
music placed on national television broadcasts such as The Young and
Restless, Army Wives, European television commercials and in an
Jeff has a highly rhythmic style of guitar playing that is part
fingerpicking and part flat pick strumming and tells stories about the
songs, his family and his life and how they are all connected. You'll
feel like you've always been friends.