Smooth Hound Smith, Moonsville Collective, Drew Dixon

The Wayfarer Presents

Smooth Hound Smith

Moonsville Collective

Drew Dixon

Fri, January 26, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Smooth Hound Smith
Smooth Hound Smith
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 as Justin 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.
Moonsville Collective
Moonsville Collective
Moonsville Collective is an Americana String Band that stands firm in the traditions of Old Time, Folk, Country and Rhythm and Blues. The band formed in August of 2011 in Costa Mesa, California and hit the ground running, having played some 250 shows throughout California, Nevada and Utah in the two years following. Their heavy schedule allowed for them to quickly refine their craft and soldify their family mentality, which has been essential to the success of the group.

They are often related to, and spoken of carrying the sensibilities of folk legends Levon Helm (of The Band) and Bob Dylan, the high energy of Old Crow Medicine Show, and clever lyrics like those of Hank Williams and Huddy "Ledbelly" Ledbetter. This sextet is made up of multi-instrumentalists where behind three part vocal harmonies is a mix of dobro, slide guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, 5 string banjo, resonator guitar, fiddle, mouth harp, kazoo, and a tight rhythm section of upright bass and loose drums about the stage.

OC Weekly Voted "Best Live Band of 2012″
Orange County Music Awards "Best Americana Group" 2013
CBS Los Angeles "Best Bluegrass/Americana Group in Orange County"

"The musicians in Moonsville Collective know their songs are always coming up through the landscape–the tradition. They negotiate their way through the ghosts of American history. That struggle we all feel fighting against the isolation of the rootlessness in an age of anxiety…You get to hear and see a music that emerges out of a group of artists who live and pick and sing and think and drink and eat and pray and swear together." - Matt Shedd, No Depression
Drew Dixon
Drew Dixon
Born and raised in the south, Dixon's musical upbringing centered mainly around rock, soul, gospel, and R&B. His father's record collection and his mother's hymnal formed the basis of his musical knowledge, until he left home for The University of Georgia, where he continued to learn and surround himself with talents far superior to his.

For the last 6 years, Dixon has called Nashville, TN, home, while continuing to tour extensively. 2015 saw the release of both his debut and follow up singles, "Dead Man," and "All of My Pain." Both singles, accompanies by music videos, received a strong welcome from the industry and fans alike.

2016 was a busy year for Dixon, who shared sold out venues with acts like Chase Rice, Kaleo, LANco, and Ryan Hurd. Riding the momentum of his 2015 releases, Dixon has been writing with some of Nashville's top up-and-coming artists, as well as playing shows nationwide, including his first international shows in Mexico. 2017 hasn't slowed down, with a new single--Madam D's--released in April topping out in the Top 15 on iTunes, and follow ups South Carolina (Sept) and Whiskey and Wine (Nov) rounding out the year.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com