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Shadric Smith

Shadric Smith

About Shadric Smith

Singer songwriter, musician, music publisher ( Supposed To Be Music est. 1985 ), & tombstone salesman with Nevada Monument Co. since 1995. Formerly worked as folksinger, farm hand, picture framer, truck driver, tombstone repairman, artist in schools with the Iowa Arts Council, fiddler, factory worker, school music sales representative & music store manager. Born in Rochester, Minnesota & migrated to Fort Dodge, Iowa. Also lived and worked in Nashville and Colorado as a musician/bandleader. Plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle, lap steel, bass & piano. Currently performs in a duo with wife Debbie on vocals & bass. Has performed solo and with various groups: duo Blue Railroad Train with Chuck Henderson, duo The Hillbilly Soul Brothers with Lloyd Abraham, The Billy Buffalo Band in many incarnations, The Out Of The Blue Band, The Frontier Fiddle Band, P.J. Winn & Southbound Band, Bobby Awe Band, Smith Family Band, Smith & Johnson duo with Bob Johnson, The Buffalo Big Band, and the Buffalo Horns. His original songs have been recorded by Leon Redbone, The Jever Mountain Boys, Dave Hearn, Billy Bratcher ( Diamonds Don't Mean A Thing ), Duke Merrick & Odd Legged Jenny ( A Penny For Adeline ), John Byron Edwards ( Lonesome Fiddle ), Dave Hearn ( cowriter of The Old Iowa Waltz & Tombstone Cowboy also recorded Diamonds ), Junior Wild Band ( Rich Girl, Delta Highway & The Island Of Your Heart ), Dave Moore ( cowriter of Half My Life ), Brianna Adams ( Ride The Texas Wind & Red Guitar ), Jon Mitguard & Mary Ann Nardo ( Tearin' My Way Home, Lost In A Dream & Trigger Happy Pappy ), Kris Karr ( You Ride That Lonely Rail, Sister Strange & A Penny For Adeline ), Chuck Henderson ( Don't Go Tellin' Mama ), & P.J. Winn ( Somebody Write Me A Song / cowriter & How Many Times You Been Lonely? ). Shadric's songs have appeared in movies like the Smell Of Success ( Dust Bowl Days ), The Ultimate Gift ( Yankee Cowboy ), and several documentaries about the Lincoln Highway ( Rollin' Down That Lincoln Highway ). Thanks to all the musicians who have brought this music to life. Special thanks to Roger Feldhans for various musical photos and to Byron Stuart for letting us take the stage at Songwriter's Night the second Thursday of every month at Byron's in Pomeroy, IA. Also thanks to David G. Russell for new Vibedeck logo on this site.