Shadric Smith

Shadric Smith
The Redbird Session
by Shadric Smith
Out Of The Blue
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About this release:

In 1975 I went out to the recording studio in Otho, Iowa with some friends and recorded an album demo. Although it was never released, it led to my "record deal" in in 1978 which resulted in the Billy Buffalo Band album. These early recordings later became known as The Redbird Session. Special thanks to the talented Chuck Henderson who helped arrange these songs and played some fine acoustic and electric guitar parts. He also played piano on Black Dog and Cat Without A Spoon. Keith Brown was drafted to play bass and the late Arnie Bode Jr. stepped in on drums which made for a tight punchy rhythm section. Kirk Kaufman and Frank Wiewel engineered and produced the session. The songs were all original except the swing classic Bye Bye Blackbird by Ray Henderson & Mort Dixon and a sweet smoky blues called People Hide Their Love by Greg Brown. Now available as a free download by liking on Facebook! Please sample and purchase my other recordings by clicking on the CD cover icons at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

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    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 ( 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 ). 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.