Thursday Jams - Smooth Hound Smith
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Abingdon Market Pavilion
The Abingdon Music Experience's goal is to create a thriving community that locals and visitors alike can enjoy and experience. The AME is designed to bring more people downtown to hear a variety of quality musical acts, eat, drink, shop and spend the night. We have 4 signature events throughout the year including: January Jams, Thursday Jams, Main Street Blues Fest and the Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest. Look for these and new events to be added. It's always playtime in Abingdon!
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Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “one-man-band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.
The duo has traveled over 80,000 road miles, playing over 500 shows in over 30 states in the last two-and-a-half years. They’ve shared the stage with artists such asJustin Townes Earle, Robert Earl Keen, Nikki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The David Mayfield Parade, Matthew Perryman Jones, Charlie Parr, Possessed By Paul James, Shawn Mullins, and more. Their self-titled debut album received “top adds” on Americana Radio in early 2014, as well as garnered attention from media outlets such as Nashville’s independent radio, WRLT Lightning 100, and publications like American Songwriter and RELIX Magazine. In addition, the music of Smooth Hound Smith has been featured on MTV’s The Real World as well as the Esquire Network.
Most recently they were named as a finalist in the 2015 Durango Boots Sole Performer Contest. They were also selected over thousands of other bands to perform at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, headlined by Billy Joel,Mumford & Sons, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and more.
For more info regarding the event visit http://abingdonmusicexperience.com/category/thursday-jams/