J. Evan Smith
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J. Evan Smith

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Come Inside & Play: 1993
Strange Old Roads: coming early 2006

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Jerry Smith met Bryan Moore in 1991 while both were teaching young Navy submariners to operate submarine nuclear power plants. Jerry discovered a common love of music and songwriting in Bryan, not to mention an incredible home recording studio. The result was “Come Inside and Play”, a self-released CD in 1993. Jerry and Bryan both decided that nuclear power was not their true calling in life and left the Navy but the musical bond endured.

Half a country separated the two for the next ten years so they played together sporadically at best. Now, however, they’re back with a new collaboration; “Strange Old Roads”. This is a twelve song CD to be released in early 2006 and is a true melding of Jerry’s lyrics with Bryan’s musical abilities.

2006 promises to be a great year for the group. With the addition of Travis Hanna on bass and Tim Frech on drums, J. Evan Smith has moved out of the studio onto the stage in support of “Strange Old Roads”.

Several songs from the new CD have already received recognition including:

Gettin’ Old
Winner, American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest, Jan/Feb 2005
Finalist, VH1’s Song of the Year Contest, June 2005 round

Ride It Out
Finalist, VH1’s Song of the Year Contest, Oct 2005 round

Long Time
Honorable Mention, American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest, Nov/Dec 2005

These are songs about love lost and found, friends holding each other up through good times and bad, mornings after, and nights before. In other words, life. This is folk music. Sit back and enjoy.