Darren Smith

Darren Smith


The song "Ghost" now featured in the new motion picture "Feast of Love" and Lakeshore Records soundtrack, alongside; the Frames, M. Ward, Carey Brothers, Pete Droge, Travis, and more...


Darren Smith has found the hard-to-find, that sweet mix of the timeless and the latest, on his new solo record, Last Drive (Crafty Records). Since releasing his first solo album in early 2006, Smith has been on the road, playing to crowds small and large—including opening for friend and supporter Josh Ritter.

Originally a carpenter by trade, Smith has since swapped his hammer for a guitar and has been making converts of his wistful, story-song style.

"Beautifully crafted folk-country rock songs...like a back-porch group on a flat-bed truck cruising down an empty country road."
- Mojo ****

“...no fear of standing emotionally naked before his listener with deeply confessional lyrics."
- Americana UK

“… a dusty epic—inspired by the story-songs of Gillian Welch, the Louvin Brothers, and Steve Earle.”
– Kurt B. Reighley. The Stranger

“Last Drive is, in my humble opinion, a masterpiece of a first album. Stunning, varied, and wise.”
- Buddy Levy, AmericanaUK

“The album, as a whole, hangs with the best of the genre: Josh Ritter's Golden Age of Radio, Lucinda William's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and Townes Van Zandt's High, Low, and In Between. It does this by zeroing in on two feelings--longing and hope--and maintaining them for the whole record. “
- Boise Weekly

On each track, Smith's voice and guitar work are up front where they should be, plaintive and yearning, determined to be heard - no, listened to - as he recounts lost adventures, fearful returns, and the relentless pursuit of the truth in love.


2006 - "Last Drive" Darren Smith - Crafty Records

Set List

Songs from "Last Drive," new tunes, and occasional covers.