Rappahannock Coffee - Events Calendar, Jeff Smith
Rappahannock Coffee - Events Calendar

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Jeff Smith

> 7:30 - 9:45 pm
Friday March 21, 2003
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These days, Jeff Smith is part of a quartet called the Band of Steves along with Jeff Severson, (independent producer and former Four Out of Five Doctors guitarist and arranger) and former members of The Sleepers and Artful Dodger Steve Brigida and Steve Cooper. Smith, Cooper and Brigida have been playing together for 15 years distilling a funky rhythmic bottom to pin Smith's melodies and words in a rootsy/bluesy/poprockfolky sort of style, (Americana might be a handle).

Smith's debut album has been compared to the likes of Tom Petty, Pete Droge and Wilco. Backed by members of Mary Chapin Carpenter's band, The Human Wilderness (Acetate 7002) sounds like Steve Earle and the ghosts of Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams jammin' in the back of a broken down West Virginia grocery store on a sticky summer night.

In recording The Human Wilderness, Smith enlisted long time friends John Jennings, Jon Carroll, Rico Petruccelli and Robbie Magruder to accompany him on what has been called >"as welcome as a roadside diner on a lonely highway... (with) heartfelt songs about life in small town USA, that are true masterpieces of American music." >Jeff will be playing solo at Rappahannock Coffee.

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