Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Jonah Smith is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed with his band for over fifteen years producing several records and appearing at esteemed venues and festivals worldwide. His most well know brush with fame came as a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent where he won the judges over with an original song called Skyscraper Blues. He went on to perform four times on national television wowing the judges and audiences with his big soulful voice and considerable keyboard chops.
His latest record, “Stay Close” was released this past June. It gained national attention even before it’s release when Smith’s song, “Ocala” landed on the front page of The Washington Post on Christmas Day. Songs from the record are currently in rotation at Americana radio stations around the country and on SiriusXM Coffeehouse.
Smith’s new music pulls from a deep well of American folk and reminds the listener of troubadours past – John Prine and John Hiatt come to mind. However, his catalog ranges from funky blues to Beatles-esque pop and his live show is an exciting mix of style and storytelling as Smith bounces between the keyboard and guitar.
His songs have been featured on several national television networks including NBC, ABC, and FX and his song, “My Morning Scene” which was the 2006 IMA award winner for Best Americana Song was featured on Good Morning America.
Smith has had the pleasure of recording and performing with several of his influences over the years including Garth Hudson (of the Band), Bill Frisell, Los Lobos, Little Feat, Taj Mahal, Martin Sexton and others. His 2016 record, Easy Prey featured guests like Ruthie Foster, Lucius and David Hidalgo.
You are the real deal. You can play, you can sing, you are terrific!
Mr. Smith’s folk songs are equally well suited to downtown lounges and rural front porches
-New York Times