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Scott Smith
STRIKING YET ANOTHER FIERY AND PROVOCATIVE MUSICAL MATCH, AMERICANA COUNTRY ROCKER SCOTT SMITH VIBES WITH NORTHERN CAL MUSICAL HEAVYWEIGHTS ON HIS LATEST EP ‘IGNITING THE FLAME’
The critical raves for Scott Smith’s 2016 debut album The Sum of Life found the emerging Americana country rocker earning praise for his “strong homage to rock and roll” and “vocals that call to mind Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan.” Vocal comparisons are great, but let’s also pay respect to the thoughtful poetry of his lyrics. On “My Soul to Keep,” the high energy, horn fired track that lays the spiritual foundation of his latest EP Igniting the Flame, the singer/songwriter waxes poetic about his own burgeoning career – and by extension, ponders just where all of us are headed. He sings, “God bless the light that shows the way/There’s some black and white then some grey/Invest in your future, plant some seeds/It wouldn’t be a journey if you know where it leads.” Then there’s the extreme addictiveness of his songs, which, just like music did in the old days, makes you want to listen over and over.
Thus far, Smith’s journey as an indie artist has taken him to places – and opened the door to exciting collaborations – far beyond where he dreamed growing up in the Bay Area absorbing the insights of his first guitar teacher, David Nelson of The New Riders of the Purple Sage. “The SF music scene greatly inspired me along with birth of the 60’s music,” he says. “My older brother introduced a lot music to me. I bought my first Grateful Dead album when I was six. But I loved the Stones and Beatles, Cream, all that stuff, too. There was so much happening musically living in the Bay Area at that time. It was very alive. It was great to learn from David and listen to stories of the birth of the Bay Area music scene and legends like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. What inspired those performers were old time music and old blues.”
The Sum of Life featured guest performances by virtuoso classical and rock violinist David LaFlamme (Dr. John, The Doors), acoustic guitarist Nina Gerber (Kate Wolf), boogie woogie pianist Mitch Woods (John Lee Hooker, Charlie Musselwhite), among others. For his more Americana driven follow-up EP Down To Memphis, Smith invited legendary mandolinist David Grisman, a longtime friend of Jerry Garcia, to play on a rollicking tribute to the Grateful Dead.
Likewise, Igniting the Flame finds Scott upping his musical game with LaFlamme, keyboardist Spencer Burroughs (who also played on Down To Memphis) , veteran “Tonight Show” and Mavis Staples backup singer Vickie Randall, veteran trombonist and horn arranger Mike Rinta and saxophonist Paul Branin (Levon Helm). To help him with his vocal production, Smith turned to producer Julie Wolf (Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco) at the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, where CCR and Santana, among other legends, have recorded.
Other key tracks on the new EP include another rambunctious horn-drenched rocker “Drop Kick It,” Smith’s whimsical, upbeat response to a bad day, featuring the line “Wondering where it all went wrong/How did your life become a country song?”; the edgy rocker “Bulls Eye to my Heart,” which blends images from TV with a romp about falling hard for someone; and “Rolling Home,” which finds Smith rising to the challenge of writing a highly memorable traditional blues song “In addition to stronger vocals, Igniting the Flame reflects my progress as a songwriter who can write about meaningful things but keep everything fun and catchy,” Smith says. “This EP is definitely a step up from my previous projects.
While I’m honoring the great artists that have influenced me, I’m also staying on the fringe. I like being on the outside of the mainstream. On the edge. I like giving a positive message, even in downer songs. I like rock because it lifts my spirits, takes me out of my funk and reminds me to let go of fears and just live
Igniting the Flamme EP (2017)
This is my new release recorded @ Fantasy Studios in Berkeley California. It cover a wide variety of styles with great musicians.


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# (PST) Name length Rating Notes
1 9:00 Drop Kick It 03:59 3 New song
2 9:04 Igniting the Flame 03:05 3 New song
3 9:07 My Soul to Keep 03:08 3 New song
4 9:10 Bulls Eye to My Heart 03:06 3 New song
5 9:13 Rolling Home 02:50 3 New song
6 9:16 Eating Like Hippies 03:46 3 New song

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BK Gray 

BK Gray and the Gray Brothers Band have been together for over 25 years,playing thousands of venues and have always played are own original music.Playing almost all original music can be tuff because most bars,clubs weddings etc...prefer cover tunes.But we've stuck to are guns and played what we love to play.(after all isn't doing what you love what being a musician is all about) We are currently in the studio recording a new album of all new songs.That I believe are even better than anything we've done in the past.

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7 9:20 BK Gray Silver Moon (the legend of Alice) 04:01 4 New song
8 9:24 Thy Other Side Light 03:04 4 New song
9 9:27 TolbertToz Down the Line 04:07 4
10 9:31 TolbertToz Time 03:06 4
11 9:35 The Discarded Check it out 02:42 4 New song
12 9:37 Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers It All Falls Down On Me 03:40 4
13 9:41 Garry Moore God Is Bigger 04:07 4
14 9:45 Howard Simon Antonia 06:16 4
15 9:52 James Thomas Band Siren 04:15 4 New song
16 9:56 The Jason Gisser Band The River 03:50 4
17 10:00 John Reed Fall 03:29 4
18 10:03 Jon C Butler Ghost In My Heart 03:42 4 New song
19 10:07 Lost Generation No Mercy 04:20 4
20 10:12 Mack Meadows Peace Love & Sandy Feet 03:09 4 New song
21 10:15 the oohz oh no (don't believe you're gone) 03:46 4
22 10:19 Paul Davy Go To Sleep Lullaby 04:21 4
23 10:23 Paul Hulm Cians Wheels 02:21 4
24 10:26 Riff Reign You 04:00 4 New song
25 10:30 Rob Woolf TWO SOULS BECOMING ONE 03:37 4
26 10:33 Victor Samalot One For The Road 01:52 4
27 10:35 W. Dire Wolff Dinner in Deadwood 03:51 4
28 10:39 Wally Hite Rankin Won't Tell You a Lie 02:07 4
29 10:41 SharpV Birds 02:27 4
30 10:44 Jon Magnusson Ode to a friend 04:26 4
31 10:49 LEFT TO DIE The Tide 03:36 4
32 10:52 Nish Goyal As I Am 02:59 4
33 10:55 Nuclear Lullaby Beautiful Mess 02:38 4
34 10:58 Paul Hulm On a day like this 03:31 4
35 11:02 Raspin Stuwart Smoke The Hookah 04:13 4
36 11:06 Riff Reign Time's Right 04:32 4
37 11:10 The Underlying Talkers Headlights 03:03 4
38 11:14 Back T School Crazy Hollywood 03:23 4
39 11:17 Birthday Card Heartstops 04:20 4
40 11:22 Booker Creed Right and Wrong 03:14 4
41 11:25 Boundary Exception Awake 03:36 4
42 11:29 Brad Curtis & The SOME x 6 Band Dodging Raindrops 04:07 4
43 11:33 Cloudy Apple Shoot Me Down 06:14 4
44 11:39 Dirty Rats Rat Town 02:51 4
45 11:42 Paul Hulm Outta Time 02:42 4
46 11:45 Emker Cel Andrea 03:57 4
47 11:49 Eusini Honeysuckle 03:12 4
48 11:52 The Nelson Brothers This is The River 03:35 4
49 11:56 Gravity Blinks Fire Inside  03:55 4
50 12:00 Perry Hutchins We Got Everything We Need  03:58 4
51 12:04 Jack Pyers Dead on the Floor 03:49 4
52 12:08 James Angel High Stakes Roller 02:37 4
53 12:10 Johnny Mark Your Photograph 03:46 4
54 12:14 Less Than a Billion People Hats off to Lou 03:20 4
55 12:18 Marc Ceccotti Metal Lament 02:54 4
56 12:21 Mark DiPino Dream Analysis 03:53 4
57 12:25 Mars Bonfire Friends in Hell 03:08 4
58 12:28 Mauro Filigheddu Winner 03:03 4
59 12:31 Sur Rod Two Hearts, One Love 04:37 4
60 12:36 Tiffany Gow Liar Liar 04:04 4
61 12:40 The Underlying Talkers The Undefined Part (Talk Version) 04:00 4
62 12:44 Boundary Exception Limelight 04:23 4
63 12:48 Mark Alexander Carroll These Words Remind 04:05 4
64 12:53 Mark Alexander Carroll You're The Disease 04:01 4
65 12:57 Love Ghost Mystery Box 04:43 4
66 1:01 The Pieces of Mind I Need Someone 04:03 4
67 1:06 Giuseppe Brai Elena 03:39 3
68 1:09 Marc Ceccotti Ten little bars of grief 02:26 3 New song
69 1:12 Moe Green's Eye Fixed 05:18 3
70 1:17 Ryan Doherty Suddenness 04:47 3 New song
71 1:22 Shauna Burns Scarborough Fair 05:41 3 New song
72 1:28 Garry Moore He Will Be There 03:25 3 New song
73 1:31 Our House, in The Woods, MN You're Still Within Me 04:19 3
74 1:36 Garry Moore Change The World 02:04 3 New song
75 1:38 Anne-Marie Lax Nothin' to be Blue about Blues 03:47 3
76 1:42 The Future West Tall Tailed Truth 02:43 3
77 1:45 J Kolb Wish I Could Dream 03:04 3
78 1:48 Samson Dreaming 02:35 3
79 1:50 Replicant Theory Deep Six  05:17 2 New song
80 1:56 Shane Martin Keepin' The Night Alive 03:47 3