jay alan smith
alan smith is a
multi-genre guitar player, singer, songwriter.
Listening to his music is always an unexpected
pleasure because you are never sure what you will
hear. Sometime it's a tender acoustic ballad, the
next it's a psychedelic rock tune in the tradition
of the Byrds song Eight Miles High. Be ready for the
meets The Black Crowes... at Church. This ain't
K-Love, kids! Honest, versatile, eclectic... These
are some of the words that have been used to
describe jay's music. After hearing some of jay's
acoustic tunes one person said it sounded like being
in the mountains.
most recent release, the album Iron Horse is more
along the lines of a cross between BTO and
Blackfoot. This album of original songs is highway
music, celebrating the journey.
The guitar is the
center piece of jay's sound, and more specifically
the Washburn 12 string found in a Missouri pawn
While there are times you can hear the
traditional acoustic sound in songs like The Whistle
Song, Jay uses the 12 string to drive the hard rock
sound on songs like Drinkin' Alone and Shadow Rider
If you are still reading at this point,
thank you, and enjoy the show.
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